If I Have A Daughter…
I will teach her that beauty is found on the inside of her being where her heart and soul lie.
I will show her that perfection is not something to seek. Rather she should just be the best version of herself she can be.
I will hug and kiss her as many times as I can in a day. To let her know what loving someone feels like.
I will hold her when she cries over her broken heart and sometimes her broken soul.
I will make her laugh so she knows the feeling of utter joy in the form of a sound.
I will let her become who she was meant to be and not a mini version of me.
I will teach her that there is no such thing as normal. That all she needs to worry about is being comfortable in her own skin.
I will give her music, books, and art to encourage and nourish her mind.
I will take and make the time to listen to her thoughts and understand her feelings.
I will dance around the house with her and be silly and free.
I will teach her that no one’s love can replace or overshadow the love she should have for herself.
I will show her that sadness and loneliness are not your enemies. That we all go through pages of them so we can understand and discover ourselves.
I will open the door to the world beyond our eyes. Where music and dreams live.
I will be there for her in every way I can. When she needs a helping hand, tough love, or just a warm hug I will be there with open arms and an open mind.
I will teach her that true friends are the ones you can be a total fool in front of and know they will still love you and have your back.
I will give her a journal and tell her about the freedom in putting thoughts on paper.
I will let her spread her wings and trust that the winds will carry her for me.
If I have a daughter I promise to love her with every breath God gives me.
I promise to let her grow into herself and not try to make her be anyone else.
I promise to be there. Not just when it counts but always. So she knows that she is loved beyond those three words. Beyond anything really…
I promise to do my best to be worthy of the honor of being her mother...