Tuesday, January 30

Letter to My Daughter

Dear Belle,

I have found so much joy in being your mom. I never thought I could love someone as much as I love you. You have such a spirit about you that I find so amazing.

You can test my patience like no one else. I can get so frustrated when you have a bad attitude. You know what you want and don't want and have no problem voicing your choices. You will tell me you are mad at me for the littlest things. And whining. Oh boy can you whine. There are days that I am not sure I can take any more and just need to have a moment of peace. And as much as I may yell since you choose to block me out when I talk in my normal voice I can't help but think what a strong person you are.

I am such a wimp really. I know you will grow up and not be pushed around by others. I know you will stand up for yourself. You are a much stronger person at 5 than I have ever been. I find that truly amazing.

You are also very smart. I fear that you will not do well in school because you get frustrated easily when you don't get something perfect. But I also know you will do well in school because you have a thirst for knowledge. The first day of preschool you walked in and haven't looked back since.

I love that you are so independent but at the same time still love me to take care of you. I wonder if I am creating a person who will be high maintenance as an adult but know deep down that you can do things for yourself and will when you want to or need to.

You have so many wonderful qualities that I hope will bring you all the best life has to offer. I love how you care about other people and how they are feeling. You love all of your aunts, uncles, cousins, and grandparents so much. I have been told many times by many different people that just hearing your voice or seeing you makes them feel happier and in a better mood.

Some people just have an "IT" factor. You really do have "IT". People respond to you in such amazing ways. You love your music, dancing, and ice skating. You always stand by me at home which can drive daddy crazy. Girls rule after all.

I love that you love to hang out with mommy and would much rather stay home with me than go anywhere else. I too would much rather stay home with you. I get very sad when I drop you off so that I can go to work. I am sorry that I couldn't' be a stay at home mom with you.

There is nothing that I wouldn't do for you. I will always be there for you no matter what. You can tell me anything and everything. I will be your best friend whenever you need me.

I love you more than words!


Catizhere said...

That was beautiful.

There is a physical pull to them.
I will stand in Maggie's doorway at night & watch her sleep. I can always call to mind the smell of her hair.

Gotta love a little girl even when they make you absolutely crazy!

Lauri said...

That was beautiful

Diana said...

Awwwww. (sniff) That was too beautiful. (And oddly familiar. I keep telling myself over and over that it's a good thing to have a strong willed daughter.)