You were my turn for the better...

"The moment a child is born, the mother is also born. 
She never existed before. 
The woman existed, but the mother, never. 
A mother is something absolutely new." 
(B. S. Rajneesh)
"While we try to teach our children all about life,
Our children teach us what life is all about."
(A. Schwindt)

A letter to my daughter...

Dear Lovebug,

The moment you were born, my life made a drastic turn, and changed for the better.  I started to see things through your toddler's eyes and now in your "little girl" ones and felt peace.  Knowing you were a part of me for the rest of my life made me feel whole. 

I do the things I do so that you have an example of what a woman can and should be...you make me be an example everyday.

  I wish for you only the elements of my life that I never knew until I met you.  I wish for you to experience a love that takes your breath away....

I hope you are never hurt by the one you love or "think you love at the moment" and are strong enough to say *no* when it matters.  I hope for you to be the best at what you do best, not what others think is best for you.

  I want what I never allowed for myself: confidence in what you do and think and not let anyone tell you, "are you sure that's a good idea? do you think you really are able?"  I want you to always stand up for what you believe in even if it's not the popular idea or notion.  

  I want you to do what you love and love doing it.  Take passion by the hand and don't stop walking until you find your true calling. 

But, most of all, I want you to be truly happy, but never content.  Being content means that you have stopped wanting more...always want more - more love, more care (for yourself and others), and most importantly, more knowledge.

These days you only see me work and go to school.  But I want you to know that the sole reason I do these things is so that you know that it is possible.  Never let anyone tell you, "you can't" and I hope you will always respond, "my mom did and that's why I can."

I love you and am so proud of the person you are becoming.  The best part of it all is that I get to watch it first-hand and know that anything is possible even when you think it's not.

I have you...you are the person who shows me everyday that anything is possible. 

You inspire me and I am proud...

, Mommy

Today's Blogtember Prompt:
Describe a distinct moment when your life took a turn.
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5 comments:

  1. I love this. And worry not, my sweet friend -- that little girl of yours is growing up to be an incredible woman who will point to her mother with pride, explaining all of the ways you helped, inspired, and encouraged her.

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  2. So beautiful my Nay. I feel lucky you allowed us to share in that sweet moment between you and your girl. How lucky you both are to have each other. I wish for you that your closeness will last an eternity.

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  3. This is beautiful. I love it when women become mothers, not just women with children. This is a beautiful letter that only a mother could write :)

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Hey Lovey! You're commenting! You just made me happier than...well, me with a Chestnut Praline Latte. (Yes, now you know what to order for me if we ever go to Starbucks - lol)