A Letter to my daughter…
In case I ever forget to say it-
Thank you for making me who I am today. I have always believed I was born to be a mother, and I didn’t know how true that was until I had you. Thank you for teaching me more about myself than anyone ever has. Thank you for teaching me more about patience. Thank you for letting me learn along with you, and thank you for making me smile every day. Thank you for making me a mama.
You are strong willed and determined. I hope you always stand up for yourself and what you believe in. Please don’t ever let anyone push you around. *That being said, this doesn’t apply when the request comes from your parents…*
Please always be kind to others. Never put someone else down because you think it will help you fit in. Being popular doesn’t make you a better person, being kind does.
You are silly, and sweet, and smart. Never change who you are for anyone. Just as being cruel doesn’t make you cool, being someone that you’re not doesn’t make you cool. The person you are and who you will become is exactly the person you are supposed to be.
Never stop exploring.
I love to watch you constantly discovering new things, new skills, new tricks. Although these new skills and tricks might be the cause of some of my grey hairs, I hope you never lose that inquisitive nature.
Always come to me.
Nothing makes me feel more important than when I am able to comfort you when you’re sad, or sick, or hurt. I know there will come a time when you’re older that my cuddles won’t make everything better. I hope when that time comes, you know you can always come to me for anything you need.
Know that I am always doing my best.
There are days when I get frustrated, that I might yell, that I might not be able to pick you up right away, but please know that I am always doing my best. I know you won’t always need me as much as you do now, and I promise I will always try to soak up these moments while they happen. I make mistakes, and every day that you learn something new, I am also learning how to be your mama. I promise to be patient with you if you are also patient with me.
I can tell you that I promise to always love you with every ounce of my being. You will always be my little girl.
I love you Reagan Olivia.