An Open Letter To My Daughter
I can’t believe that in just a few short days you are going to be turning one! The past year has been one of the greatest and that sole reason is you! You turned my life into something completely different than what it was and I couldn’t be more grateful.
Your daddy and I dreamed about you for the longest time. We actually were trying for over two years to have you. It was very hard on me and I cried many tears finding out each month that there would be no you coming along. We tried every trick on the internet even succumbing to going to a doctor to try infertility treatments. All of which failed, which was even harder on me. The month I finally gave up and put it all in God’s hands is the month we got pregnant with you. You were, and always will be a blessing from God. Looking back at when we started trying, we weren’t ready. I whole heartedly believe you came at the perfect time and changed our lives forever.
You are so blessed to have an amazing family to help you grow up. There are a couple of people missing from this equation and one of them is your granddaddy. My father, your granddaddy, passed away a few years before you were born and I cry every time I have you and him in the same thought. He always talked about what a great grandfather he was going to be and all the things he would do with his grandchildren. He already loved you before you were even a thought in our minds. I think about how different both of our lives would have been if he were here with us and it breaks my heart you will never get to know him. I could gush about him all day, he was such an amazing father to me and taught me so much. It makes me happy that you do have a wonderful grandfather in your dad’s father. I know that he loves you just as much as my father would have and you will have many great experiences with him.
I hope that I can be everything you need or ever want in a mom. I promise to always put you first and make sure you are taken care of. You have presented challenges in my life that only a mother faces and I couldn’t be more grateful for the lessons I’ve learned and all you have taught me. I hope that I have made the right choices in your life thus far and will continue to help you grow and prosper into the wonderful little lady you are destined to become. I hope that your life is filled with grand adventures and happy memories. I promise to give you the best me there is and nothing less. I will work tirelessly to bring that beautiful smile to your face and wipe away those tears when life comes at you too hard. I hope that you always remain kind and honest. I hope you have big dreams and know that you can accomplish anything. Do not be influenced by other people and always be true to who you are. Life is tough and you will experience ups and downs. My promise to you is that I will always be there for you and never leave you in a time of need.
Thank you for being the greatest thing that has ever happened to me. From the first moment I held you and looked at your cute little face my whole world changed for the better. I could not have imagined how much love my heart could hold until you were born. You make me want to be a better person and set a wonderful example for you. Your smile and laughter bring such joy to anyone who is around you. Thank you for being you and allowing me to be your mommy.
Love you always and forever,