Sophia, you turned two today. I remember the beautiful, clear blue day that you were born. I remember walking into the hospital and thinking those were going to be the last moments I would ever have where I wouldn’t be a mom. From the moment you entered into this world until the moment I take my last breath and beyond…I will be YOUR mom.
I want you to know that my mission is to nurture you…teach you….and to always love you.
I am not perfect. But I will always try my best.
I know that we won’t always get along. You already have such a strong will, just like your mom. I dread the days when we might fight. I hope they are far and few between. But know this…no matter what…I will always be here for you and I will always love you.
I want to teach you to love yourself. To value who you are…no matter who that turns out to be. You have worth…and power. Be passionate. Be you.
I want you to learn the value of hard work. Life isn’t always easy. But if you believe and you work hard…you can accomplish anything. I’m not just talking about your career either. I mean painting that ceiling, or growing that garden, or fixing a car. If you think you can do it…and want to…then push through and get it done.
I want you to learn that asking questions is a sign of intelligence. Only ignorant people think they know everything. Have a thirst for knowledge. Always ask when you don’t understand or are confused. Expand your mind and broaden your horizons.
I hope that you have an open mind. I want you to know that all the people on this Earth are different. Those differences are what makes us all so special. Life would be so boring if we were all the same. I hope that you will help to teach others to respect themselves and those differences in each of us.
I will not rush you to grow up. Take your time. Enjoy your childhood. Laugh…and play…and learn.
I want you to know that I will always try to be here when you need me. I will try to be the best mom to you that I can be. I won’t always be right and you may not always agree with me. But please know that my biggest wish for you is that you are happy.
You make me so happy. You add such a light to my life. I am so grateful that I am your mom. I want you to know…I will always love you…
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