An Open Letter To My Daughter

Dear Daughter,
img_0230I 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.

img_0231You 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.

img_0229I 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,

Mom

30 Comments

  1. Lynnette Joselly

    October 9, 2017 at 9:17 pm

    Omg she is so adorable and the first year goes by so quick

  2. Bobbi

    October 9, 2017 at 6:46 am

    It is amazing how fast time flies! I know that I can’t even imagine that my daughter is old enough to be taking care of herself now.

  3. Kitty

    October 8, 2017 at 5:50 am

    Such a touching letter… I am currently pregnant and expecting our baby anytime.. this surely made me emotional ❤️

  4. confettiandbliss

    October 6, 2017 at 9:13 am

    Awww…my eyes were misty just reading your open letter. Just know that your father will be part of your daughter’s life growing up – not in body but definitely in spirit. Your daughter is so incredibly lucky to have as her loving, caring mother.

    1. admin

      October 8, 2017 at 6:59 pm

      Aw thank you!

  5. Kiwi

    October 5, 2017 at 7:17 pm

    What a touching letter. When i have kids I want to watch touching letter to my future kids.

  6. Nicole Aguilar

    October 5, 2017 at 4:07 pm

    this is beautiful. i’m excited for her to be able to read it.

  7. Donah Davila

    October 5, 2017 at 2:59 pm

    You are such a sweet mother! Your daughter will be so grateful reading those letter when she’s able!

  8. eazynazy

    October 5, 2017 at 8:33 am

    Awww this is so cute and heart touching . I have written a letter too for my son when he was inside me. And I know how it actually feels. You just want to put your first thoughts/feelings on a paper so that they never get erased

  9. Aishwarya Shenolikar

    October 5, 2017 at 1:36 am

    Such open letters are always emotional to read. I can only imagine how emotional you must’ve been when you wrote it. You’ve got such a good heart & loving family!

  10. Emman Damian

    October 5, 2017 at 1:15 am

    Beautiful tribute to your daughter! So adorable!

  11. Akamatra

    October 5, 2017 at 1:04 am

    What a great letter. I am sure your daughter will love to read this when she gets of age. I have a 15 month old and I know the feeling!

  12. elena

    October 4, 2017 at 9:32 pm

    thanks for sharing this. It was truly beautiful and love the way you expressed yourself about her and her grandad.

  13. Esse D

    October 4, 2017 at 9:01 pm

    This was absolutely beautiful! I love everything about it!

  14. Michelle Gwynn Jones

    October 4, 2017 at 6:00 pm

    What a cute child. The letter is very touching. You may have struggled to get pregnant, but the result was really worth it.

  15. Hey Sharonoox

    October 4, 2017 at 3:30 pm

    You daughter is adorable. I really enjoy reading this. It’s such a beautiful letter. So sweet and heart warming.

  16. Falak

    October 4, 2017 at 2:05 pm

    So sweet! I wish I had done letters like these to my babies when they were teeny tiny. Well, they are still toddlers and I can still probably do it, except they drive me crazy half the time haha. And I feel like I have no time whatsoever – plus they grow up so fast!

    1. admin

      October 4, 2017 at 3:29 pm

      Yes! This year has flown by!

  17. Terri Ramsey Beavers

    October 4, 2017 at 11:35 am

    I wish I had a blog when my kids are small. Your daughter is absolutely precious, I know this is going to be so special to her when she’s grown.

    1. admin

      October 4, 2017 at 3:30 pm

      Thank you!

  18. Jen Sky Walker

    October 4, 2017 at 11:01 am

    There is so much truth to the expression that the years are fast when it comes to your children! I hope you enjoy the toddler years! They are rough in there own way, but it is still so much fun!

    1. admin

      October 4, 2017 at 3:30 pm

      I’m excited for the toddler years but missing my tiny baby!

  19. Emily @ The Southern Belle Blogs

    October 4, 2017 at 8:59 am

    Aw – how sweet! I know that she will enjoy those words when she becomes older. What a wonderful idea.

  20. Bradley Allen

    October 4, 2017 at 5:20 am

    I can’t even imagine that first year of being a parent. But it’s going to be pretty amazing for your daughter to come back and read this one day!

  21. pija

    October 3, 2017 at 10:41 pm

    awww….that is so sweet! I want to do an open letter to my kids too.

  22. Anonymous

    October 3, 2017 at 6:45 am

    Beautiful letter Elena. Love you & Victoria. I know Victor would have made a Great Grandaddy,just as he was a Great Dad.-Nanny

  23. Carrie

    October 3, 2017 at 6:22 am

    What a great letter! Love that idea 🙂 she will cherish these words. And I feel for you-my mother passed away before my daughter was born but I keep her memory alive by speaking about her and showing my daughter pictures. Legacy. It’s all about legacy. ❤️

  24. Carmen

    October 3, 2017 at 3:40 am

    So beautiful

  25. Laura

    October 3, 2017 at 3:34 am

    Beautiful ode to your daughter! ❤

  26. R

    October 3, 2017 at 12:03 am

    This is very nice Elena I love you and victoria with all of my heart – Dad

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