My third Letters to Our Daughters post, and I’m so excited to once again be a part of this fantastic group. The woman who are part of it inspire me every single day and I love them for it.
I have to think back a little further now, my sweet Daisy, to remember how I felt when I first saw your little face. So anticipated, your Daddy and I in our early years couldn’t wait to hold you. I know you didn’t come along at the easiest of times in so many ways but I honestly didn’t care. All I wanted was to share you with your brother and sisters and actually you just made the hard times so much more bearable. I felt as though I could manage anything and everything with my little Daisy Woo cuddled up next to me.
You made us all laugh from the start, that hasn’t changed – you still do. Sometimes (actually most of the time) in a dream world – I often look at your face and see you far away, in your own world, as you often used to be as a small child. Just a little guarded you are, but so honest about your feelings, so open and trusting. I know it’s not easy being the middle one. I know you sometimes feel forgotten, or just a little isolated in your island, I know you sometimes struggle to be heard. But I do hear you my sweet girl, I am acutely aware of you and I try my best every day to make sure that you know that. I want you to know how fiercely I love you and be completely secure in that.
Ditsy, sweet, innocent, trusting, loving, stubborn, funny, beautiful - your name evokes all of these words. I love the way everybody wants to know you, to love you and to be your friend and yet you’re so unassuming, so down to earth and real. I love that you always text me when you’re missing me, with sweet messages, I love that you never go to bed without a goodnight kiss and that you’ll happily spend hours playing with your baby sister. I love that you’re loyal and kind and see the best in people, you’re an inspiration. I’m so proud of you Daisy, and when you’re not with me I only have to think of you and it warms my heart, and makes me smile.
Watching you grow up is amazing, you are everything and more that I ever thought you would be. I still see the little girl who was obsessed with lipgloss, dress up clothes and telletubbies, I still see the child with the golden curls dragging her noonee behind her wherever she went, like Linus.
And now here you are, thirteen and right on the line – not quite a child and yet not quite a young woman. I see your Daddys expressive eyes and sensitive mouth, I see my colouring and cheekbones, I see a combination of two people who adore you and want nothing more then your world to be full and happy. You are my little love child Daisy Waisy Woo, and that can’t be a bad way to start a life.
Love you sweet girl, never forget how much,
Please continue through this blog circle to read more Letters to Our Daughters from some of the most amazing women I know. Starting with Jess Sandager, she’s completely wonderful and I know that you will enjoy her post.