Letters To Our Daughters-Letter #1

My Darling Girls,

This is my first letter to you. I wanted to write you, and tell you all about your life now so that when you are older, you’ll have something to remember. We’re making memories everyday. Life never slows down, it’s a constant clicking clock. Today you are six, and four. My little girls already so big and independent. Sometimes I look back on old pictures and videos and wonder where the time has gone. If there is anything I can teach you it would be to cherish your memories, and take time to remember them. Replay your favorite memories in your mind so that one day when you’re sad, you can think of a happier time. A time when you were children, a time when you had nothing to worry about except what you were going to wear, or play.

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Secondly, having a sister is a blessing, not a curse. You will forever have someone to talk to, someone to play with, someone to relate to. Cherish your friendship, offer each other guidance, be honest and true for there is no one else in this world that will love you more than her. Be there for each other, respect her privacy, and always love her. You have a gift of a life long friend. Some people never have this, but you my darlings will always have each other. Look at these images and remember how close you are, if I had one wish of you this would be it.

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It is your first summer break from school, McKinley. That is why I wanted to make it special and be home with you everyday.You grow bigger everyday. You amaze me everyday with your sweet, kind, and thoughtful self. When you were a baby you were always so silly. You still are today, never lose that always continue to laugh. A smile will always be more beautiful than a frown. You are so independent. You like to make your own breakfast, tie your own shoes. You amazed me when you learned how to ride a bike without training wheels in one day. It amazes me how much you have grown this summer. Always striving to learn more, always wanting to read more, do more. You challenge yourself, and push your limits. You never quit until you have succeeded. You will be successful in everything you do, I promise you.

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My little Audrey, oh Miss Thing. You are so headstrong, so outgoing. You love everyone, you have no fear. This scares me. You always want to do what sissy does, and hate when you can’t. You’re a boss. But you love with passion. You love to cuddle, give kisses, and hugs. I’m scared to teach you too much before school because you pick it up so quickly I don’t want you to be bored. You learned how to write your ABC’s in one try. You learned all your colors and how to mix them in less than an hour. You’re so smart, and I know you’ll do so great in school. You look out for your sister, always defending her above yourself. I absolutely love this about you, always remember this.

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When I became a mommy, I was scared I think we all are. But today when I look at you, I know that Daddy and I have done things right. I absolutely cannot wait to see what your bright future holds. But for now, you are my little girls. I still brush your teeth, I still tuck you in, you still kiss me on my cheek. I know now more than ever that these moments are fleeting, and you can never have them back. It’s so important to remember to take time for each other.

I wanted you to have a summer like I did when I was a kid. Most of my memories involved me playing outside, running barefoot, playing with bugs and dirt. I remember how the sun felt on my skin, how the dirt felt between my toes. Jumping in the cold water to cool off from the heat. Playing tag, and catching lightning bugs. This is what I wanted for you. And this is what you have. The best part about it is, it’s what you enjoy. Sure you watch TV, or occasionally play with your tablets. But you love to be outside more. You’re not brought down by technology and I am so proud of that.

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So, this is letter one. Many more to come. I hope that by reading these, they will help you remember your childhood and how much we love you both.

Love, Mama

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