I’ve been asked to be a part of a group of talented women this year for a project called “Letters to Our Children.” So, this is my first letter to my daughter…
This is my first letter to you in this special project. I wanted to tell you something that I’ve never shared with you before. You know before you were born I thought that I didn’t want to be a mother. It really is hard to admit that especially knowing how much I love you and how much you really do mean to me. I thought that I had life figured out prior to becoming your mother. Yet, the day you were born I realized how clueless I was about life and love. I never thought I could love another person so much until the day I held you for the first time. I looked at you and finally got “it”. I finally understood in that moment that look that parents get when they looked at their children. That look that they got when they talked about their children. It was magical and overwhelming at the same time. I really do feel as though part of my destiny was to become your mother and you to be my daughter. I couldn’t have asked for a more special person in my life. You really are the reason why I push through when things get hard. I love you more than I think I will ever be able to put into words.
Your mom. <3
Next up is Hannah Mayo!