One day you will be grown. You will go your own way and walk a path that requires me to let you go.
You will be scared, anxious, excited and eager all at the same time. I know your heart, so I don't ever worry that you won't do right by others. I know your kindness and It's beautiful ❤️
One day you will hurt. You will beg me to make it better and I'll want desperately to be able to fix things..but this life is about absolute growth and I know all of your obstacles..as tough as they seem.. are opportunities to grow into the woman you will become. It will be worth it..
One day your self worth will be challenged. When that happens I want you to remember this moment..when I wrapped you up in my arms and I whispered into your hair all the reasons why I love you. Remember where you came from and who loves you and don't let anyone take that away from you. The people that deserve to be in your life will never make you question your worth.
One day you will realize that the choices I made that you didn't always agree with..were for a reason. A bigger picture. And that picture will come into focus as you experience life. I know you will be able to face decisions in your life with confidence because you saw me make choices that required sacrifice..and struggle. It allowed me to grow in ways I never even saw coming. I know you will see that reflected in how I choose to live my life and I can only hope you will understand that I did those things because I know my own worth as a woman.
One day you will look into a mans eyes and you will see why it was so important for me to raise you the way I did. Being a strong woman for yourself is one thing..but to be a truly good, strong woman for an honest man..that requires so much growth, patience and a very deep understanding that comes from how you CHOOSE to face your life. One day the child like light you carry will dim and the fire you build from the inside out will blaze..but for right now, I just want to cherish this moment. Enjoy each second of how small you are in my arms. Hold your hand tight until the time comes when I'll have to hold it a little less.