My second Letters to Our Daughters post, and I’m so excited to once again be a part of this group of wonderful talented women. Last month, after reading through the circle of posts, I was a complete teary mess and I’m expecting this month to be very similar. Being able to share and read these personal letters to Our Daughters is one of the most inspiring and emotional experiences that i’ve ever had.
My Sweet Little Poppy,
How can I begin to describe how I feel when I think about you. You evoke so many beautiful emotions and it’s just so hard to put into words how special you are, but I’m going to try. The day you arrived, my world changed forever. My first and only American baby, this tiny little thing with big wide eyes and perfect lips – I never wanted to look away from your face. I knew from the start that you would stand out, that you were very much your own personality, that you had your own very bright light, and you haven’t proved me wrong. My little fruit-loop, with your low husky voice, curls falling around your head like a halo and your wise, intense little face. If I could, I would literally follow you around with my camera all day in an attempt to catch the light as it falls over your features, just so that I don’t forget the smallest details or how expressive and full of wonderment you are.
Nothing passes you by, such a sensitive soul. I have to be careful to keep the earth a safe place for you while you are so little, because you’d take on the woes of the whole world, if I’d let you. You share every part of yourself willingly and I love that whenever you are given a treat or something that you love to eat, you rush off to find your little sister and make sure that she has half. I love that you won’t go to sleep until you’ve told your brother that you love him and that the first thing you do when you wake up is tell me that you love me too. Everything you do is in earnest and I have no doubt that you will continue to live your life this way. My little nurturer, my funny little quirky girl who loves the world and wants to protect everyone in it. You have no idea how proud I feel when I look at you, or how hard it is to say goodbye to you when you go off to school each day. My heart sings when you’re near me and my heart feels just a little heavier when you’re not.
Thank you for your loud singing, your loving nature, your protective soul, your curly hair, your kindness and thoughtfulness. Thank you for sharing your dreams with me, your unwavering love and your abundant hugs and kisses. I’m not quite sure whatever it was that I did to deserve you, my little ray of sunshine – but I count my blessings every day.
I will Cheese Sandwich you, forever.
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 an amazing artist and writer, and I know that you will enjoy her post.