Letters to our Daughters. This project is one that I hold dear to my heart. It’s a project I do, not only for myself, but for my girls. The ones who will hopefully be reading (and want to read) this when they are older, or if they are lucky, mothers themselves. I hope the words that I share with them today will always bring them back to a place of unconditional love, especially during times of need.
July is for E, my five year old.
Five is a big milestone. It’s bye bye to preschool, to the hint of any baby left in you. Granted you have always been a scrawny kid, but it’s your gangly limbs, your long arms, that face. It’s the leaps you’ve made in the last few months that have me stop in my tracks, take a deep breath, and take them in because they are all a marker for this transition. Your cursive practicing, the unassisted lego building, the conquering of things that used to scare you like biking and ocean waves. My heart is both aching for the years gone and bursting with pride for the ones that will show how much more you’ll blossom.
In the spirit of remembering your infancy and toddlerhood and preschool years, and or moving forward, I wanted to share with you one of the stories that we read a lot when you were little.
“I love you through and through. I love your top side, I love your bottom side. I love your inside and outside, I love your happy side, your sad side, your silly side, and mad side. I love your fingers and toes, your ears and nose. I love your hair and eyes, your giggles and cries. I love you running and walking, silent and talking. I love you through and through, yesterday, today, and tomorrow too”
~Bernadette Rossetti-Shustak ~
Now please click on over to Jennifer Jones, and her letter for July, and keep reading through until you return here!
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