Wednesday, October 5, 2011
A Letter To My Daughter
To my dear daughter,
Happy Birthday! How can it be that you are thirty?
It seems like just yesterday the doctor looked up and at
me and said, " It's a girl!" Oh, how I longed for a girl.
I had talked to you the whole time you were nestled beneath
my heart. You have given me such joy since that first day
I knew I would be a Mommy.
For Thirty years, I am sorry you were the test child on every
single idea that I had, I am also sorry that you received my inexperience
and my anger. Often I hope that my love for you made up for all of my
I shudder to think how hard I was on you that first year of home schooling.
How much I expected of you and how high the bar was that I had for you
Now I watch you with your own children and I am so glad you are a better
mother than I was, you are a better wife and I realize that in every way
you have exceeded anything I ever dreamed.
But most of all,
I am thankful that you were my first baby, that you are a now my
Have a lovely day, my girl,