Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Remember me


A letter from Mom
April 2021

My lovely Amelia,

I cannot believe you are officially a teenager. You have grown up so fast, and I am so proud of the young lady you have become. You are intelligent, capable, and friendly - with that spunky gleam in your eye we first noticed within moments of your birth.

The next few years will be a whirlwind. You will soon enter high school, meet new friends, develop your interests, and begin to mold yourself into the person you want to be. If you ever need an extra boost or simply a hand to hold, remember me.

When you were almost three years old, I was your world. You held my hand wherever we walked. You insisted on sitting next to me at every meal. You kissed me goodbye before bouncing into your preschool classroom to play with your friends. Now, we don't kiss goodbye. I wouldn't dream of embarrassing you in front of your friends. But if you are ever feeling down or lonely, just remember me.

Your father and I joke with you about staying away from boys, but we do look fondly towards the day (several years from now!) when you meet the right guy. You are an amazing and strong person, and one day you will find someone who will treat you with respect and look at you with love forever. As you venture into the world of dating, you will meet different types of guys. Never sell yourself short - you deserve only the best. And if you ever suffer a broken heart, don't forget to remember me. As I tended your cuts & scrapes as a child, I will provide whatever you need in times of sadness.

We don't have to get along all the time. We don't have to be friends. It is a mother's job to help her child gain independence and eventually let her bird fly free. As I let you go physically, never forget that you are always tied to my heart. No matter what happens in your life, I will stand ready to support you.

In times of joy, remember me.

In times of self doubt, remember me.

In times of fear, remember me.

In times of anxiousness, remember me.

In the pain of defeat, remember me.

In moments of victory, remember me.

I will be your mother forever. And you will never have to traverse this world alone.

I love you forever and always,


Me said...Best Blogger Tips

This is just beautiful. Great write!

Mommy Lisa said...Best Blogger Tips

This is a lovely letter. I think you will be a great mom of a teenage girl.

Jennifer said...Best Blogger Tips

Love the letter :) said...Best Blogger Tips

wow! That made me tear up a bit. Lovely post
Stopped by from Mama kat's

SuzRocks said...Best Blogger Tips

Umm... so I almost teared up reading that. It was so sweet. Someday when she gets old and reads that, she's going to love it and come hug you. No matter how 'cool' of a teenager she is.

Samantha said...Best Blogger Tips

So sweet! Made me tear up a little bit :)

KLZ said...Best Blogger Tips

Oh, I'm crying. I wanted my mommy so badly when I was sick.

BalancingMama (Julie) said...Best Blogger Tips

Thanks for the sweet comments! This post was one of my favorites to write. I don't want her to grow up, but I know she must. And I hope to remember how those years felt to me, so I can best be there for her. Geez, I love this kid.

Anonymous said...Best Blogger Tips

Lovely letter.

jimmyfjames said...Best Blogger Tips

This was an AWESOME post!!!

Jules said...Best Blogger Tips

That is beautiful!

Random Girl said...Best Blogger Tips

All the things a teenage girl needs to hear even though she would never admit it. She will roll her eyes and say "Oh mom, stop being so dramatic" but she will love it.

Melissa (Confessions of a Dr. Mom) said...Best Blogger Tips

What a beautiful letter to your daughter. Love it so much. " are always tied to my heart" Oh that line is so beautiful. This whole post is. So glad to have found you through studio 30 plus. :)

Mom to 2 Posh Lil Divas said...Best Blogger Tips

aww, lovely letter! definitely somehting a teenager will need to hear even if they don't think so themselves at the time!


Galit Breen said...Best Blogger Tips

As a mom still in the hand-olding phase, this was such a beautiful tear-jerker for me! Eloquent and lovely!

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