Tuesday 12 May 2015

A letter to my daughter

I'm still blogging Every Day in May - 11 days done so far, fingers crossed I can keep going!  Todays prompt is to write a letter to someone and just as Cate is writing to her daughter, I shall write to mine -
Dear R,
I am so pleased that you are in a good phase of your life right now.  It hasn't been an easy journey getting here and you have far more resilience that you give yourself credit for.  I am so proud of the way you have faced your battles and grown in more ways than you realise.
You know that saying about 'kissing a few frogs before you meet your prince?'  Well it turns out it was right doesn't it?  What happened to you a few years ago was horrendous and it is understandable that it has taken you a while to learn to trust and love again.  Everyone's lives move at different speeds and I know you struggle sometimes when you compare where you are with where you see some of your friends. 
You are just beginning to realise that not everyone lives a totally blissful life and that your friends are sometimes putting on a brave face to present a show of perfect relationships.  We all do it.  We all smile and say 'yes I'm fine' even though sometimes we aren't. 
Try not to worry so much!  Easier said than done I know but sometimes you do dwell on the worst case scenario and waste enjoying today by worrying about tomorrow.  You are young - go out there, have fun and deal with tomorrow when it gets here!
You have so many talents that you brush off, I wish you realised how much people admire what you can do. Such determination; when you decide to do something you move mountains to do it.  I have never known you to quit, even when the going has been hard.  You have an inner strength which not everyone has.  You don't realise it and are your own worst critic.  Stop it!  Be as proud of yourself as we are of you.
We have loved you from the moment we saw you and will never stop.


Ruth said...

That's lovely!

Cheri said...

Beautiful letter. I had the same thought - to write a letter to my daughters. But haven't gotten to it just yet.

Sian said...

It's lovely. Send her that, and she'll keep it forever. Job well done, Mum.

Fiona@Staring at the Sea said...

How lovely. I agree with Sian, you should send it to her. Maybe you already have.