There are few things I want my daughter to know…
I know that my little lady is starting to grow up and because of that, I’m constantly thinking of things I want my daughter to know.
I was taught so many valuable things by my own mother as a child. For this reason, I want to make sure and share things I want my daughter to know with a full purpose of heart.
Some of the greatest things I want my daughter to know come in the form of caring for others. I want her to know that it’s important for her to always find ways to serve those around her. The more she does, the more selfless and kind she will become. This isn’t to say she should run herself ragged and serve everybody in every capacity. No, rather she should listen for those small and simple words that come into her heart and mind encouraging her to visit a friend in need or send a letter to a loved one. This can even be as simple as opening the car door for someone or helping an elderly woman to her car with her groceries. This world needs more kindness.
I want my daughter to know that it’s important to always stand up for what is right. Often times standing up can be hard but whether it be for someone or something, it’s important to stand strong and be an example of good. It’s not enough to just not participate in wrong behavior, we must stand up and speak out against it. Bullying, gossiping and the hurting of others is unacceptable. I hope that my daughter knows she should always stand up and be a voice of good.I hope my daughter knows that she can be anything she wants to be. The sky truly is the limit and anything she wants to do she can achieve. I remember when I was growing up, certain jobs and occupations seemed unreachable. It’s my job to let my daughter know that somebody has to have those jobs so why can’t it be her. It absolutely can! If you work hard enough at something, you can absolutely make a life and living of it.
In regards to that, if she chooses to be a stay at home mother, I hope she knows that it is an incredibly noble calling and one that is of great value. I hope my daughter knows that some of the greatest work we will do, is done in our own homes. Part of that involves not over scheduling ourselves. We must learn to live and love the white spaces in our calendar.
One thing I hope my daughter knows she’s is beautiful inside and out. I pray she won’t let the world change the way she sees herself. From the bottom of my heart, I hope she always looks at herself and sees a beautiful daughter God with a divine destiny.
I hope my daughter knows that her family loves her more than anyone else in the entire world. Friends will come and go and they’re definitely meant to be a part of our lives for a reason. However, family is forever. Growing up I could never imagine that my sisters and my mom would be my best friends.
Really though, I said some mean and hurtful things to my mom that now I wish I could take back. Luckily she has forgiven me and to this day is one of my very best friends. My sisters are my other best girlfriends and the people that I talk to most. While I do chat with friends from years ago occasionally, it’s nothing like the relationship I have with my family.
Lastly, I hope my daughter knows that I couldn’t imagine my world without her. Being her mother is the greatest gift I could ever imagine. I feel honored and blessed to have her in my life every single day…
Photos by Amie Pendle