I hope you never lose the happy, free spirit that you have today; I hope that smile of yours never fades, and I hope you always find comfort in me as your mother. I know you will grow up one day and face a lot of challenges, and shed a lot of tears. I also know that God will test your beliefs and that you will be angry, mad, sad, and scared. I want you to know, to always look to the Lord for guidance, and always have faith in him even when you cannot see.
Don’t ever lose yourself in the midst of all the chaos in this world. Always pray, and always keep Jesus at the center of your mornings, afternoons, and evenings. Learn to love yourself before you decide to love anyone else. Learn to except all your flaws, and love them with all that you are. I want you to know, that no matter where life will take you, you will ALWAYS be enough. I never want you to wake up feeling like you need to settle for anything less than your dreams. I want you to work hard, be motivated and never lose sight of your “WHY” in life. Know your worth in this world, and don’t ever settle. You are much more than what’s shown in the media, tv shows, and whats heard in music. Don’t ever envy another’s life, always be happy with your own, and be content with what the Lord brings you. But dream BIG, and never give up! I know life will get hard, and there will be days that seem to have no end, but just know it will all pay off. Don’t lose sight of who you are.
You’re courageous, you’re beautiful, and you are more than anything in this world will lead you to believe. Don’t ever feel pressured to do something that you aren’t comfortable with doing. And always pray. When you are feeling lost, be still and look to the Lord. Come to me with any problems, and be open about your feelings. I will always be here to listen. Know that whatever barriers I put in front of you, It’s because I love you, and I want to protect you from any evil. Know whatever decisions I make for you as you grow up, It’s not because I’m unfair, or because I don’t care about you. I will set boundaries because I know whats best for you, and will always try to protect you from anything I know isn’t good for you.
I pray that your dad and I will raise you to be a respectful young lady and that we always motivate you to reach for the mountains. I pray that we give you the attention you deserve so that you don’t have the need to seek it elsewhere. We want nothing but the best for you in this world, and we will always do whatever it takes to get you to where you want to go.