Sunday, August 14, 2011

Just the way you are

I first participated in AllThingsFadra's Stream of Consciousness Sunday a few months ago upon the death of my 99-year-old grandmother. The post was titled This is not goodbye... and it did my heart some good.

This week, I'm joining in once again. Here are the "rules":
  • Set a timer and write for 5 minutes only. 

  • Do not edit the post. No proofreading or spellchecking. This is writing in the raw. 

  • Publish it somewhere. Anywhere.

  • Link up to #SOCSunday on All Things Fadra.

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To my sweet princess,

I cannot believe how beautiful you are. We spend a lot of time together, and I take every opportunity I can to just look at you. I take in your sea blue eyes, your long full eyelashes, your button nose, and that sweet pink mouth. I observe your light curls, your sassy three-year-old fashion sense, and your painted little toenails. You take my breath away. I am so lucky you are mine.

But if I can ingrain one thing in your mind, my dear, it is this: beauty will never be the most important thing. Sure I sometimes feel my heart skip a beat when you look at me with that gorgeous face... but I am even more proud when you show me the talents of your brain. You are independent, creative, and such a quick learner. Daddy and I both marvel at the things you remember. Sometimes you describe scenes that took place when you were still in diapers. Often we teach you a word once, just to hear you use it proficiently the very next day.

I know you like princesses... and you will always be our princess. Not just because of your beauty, but for so very much more. For your beauty, your kindness, your humor, your grace, your creativity, and your brains.

I am thankful for you every day.

You will go far in this life.

If you stay just the way you are.


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Good Girl Gone Green said...Best Blogger Tips

She is beautiful, but you are right, beauty is not everything there is so much more! And teaching her what is on the inside is more valuable than beauty, you will definitely help her along her way as a young girl! :)

Rachel said...Best Blogger Tips

Awwww! She beautiful and very lucky to have such a loving Mommy!

Ameena Falchetto (MummyinProvence) said...Best Blogger Tips

She is beautiful :)
She is very lucky to have a grounded mummy who will keep her from thinking that beauty is everything.

Crystal @ PoM said...Best Blogger Tips

She's a little doll! Your post is very touching and heartfelt!

Heather Schweich said...Best Blogger Tips

Awww. She'll love being able to read that for herself not too long from now... Beautiful!

The Aums Mama said...Best Blogger Tips

So happy I read this post! I have a 3 year old daughter too! I just love how you expressed your love and appreciation for her as a whole person. I am truly inspired to write something for my daughter along the same lines. Thank you!

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