This past weekend I was on a run and Jason Mraz came on my iPod. His lyrics reminded me of my little girl watching a cake bake and I decided I wanted to write her letter.
“If this life is one act
Why do we lay all these traps
We put them right in our path
When we just wanna be free
I will not waste my days
Making up all kinds of ways
To worry ’bout all the things
That will not happen to me
So I just let go
Of what I know I don’t know
And I know I only do this by
Living in the moment
Living my life
Easy and breezy
With peace in my mind
With peace in my heart
With peace in my soul
Wherever I’m going,
I’m already home
Living in the moment”
You can do anything. I love you. You are my baby girl, and I am so glad that you were born.
I lived the first half of my life in fear. So many things I didn’t do because I was afraid. I turned down scholarships, I stayed close to home, I did what was expected of me. I want you to always do what you want to do. When someone tries to tell you, “you can’t” – even if you are the one telling yourself that thinking it is the realistic logical thing to do remember that if you stay static then you are being status quo and you are so much more than status quo baby. So much more.
A couple of days ago, I ran in the rain. There were only a few of us out there – playing in the rain. It got me thinking about how we bundle up and stay inside. I want you to know that life is full of rain. You go out in the rain and put your face up to the sky baby. Jump in the puddles. If you can learn to love the storm life is going to be so much easier for you and have so much more to offer. Don’t always wait for the rainbow – enjoy the whole storm, every bit. There is so much good in all of it.
Keep our 3 family rules in mind – they apply all the time in every situation and I promise you these will get you far in life.
1. Treat others how you want to be treated.
2. Always try your best.
3. Use your manners.
Keep your great sense of humor and silly, unique spirit. You bring so much joy to all those around you.
I also want you to know you go this. You can handle whatever it is that comes your way Whether it is:
- First day of high school
- First heartbreak
- Not mothering
- Studying for the bar
- Accepting your first job
God made you just like this on purpose baby and everything that happens you have it. You are so capable of each and everything that life sends your way. And you are never alone. I am always with you – no matter what. I will always have your back, baby. Don’t ever lose your faith.
Just a little word of advice, keep smiling and always smile for the camera. This comes from experience. Take it from the photos below – smiling for the camera is really the better option.
It wasn’t so long ago, that I had forgotten who I was and what I was worth. It can be an easy thing to do. If you ever find yourself in the same spot – look around you. I am sure there are things right in front of you that you have forgotten to acknowledge. Give yourself the credit you deserve, give yourself forgiveness and go for whatever you want – the sky is the limit. You can have anything you want – I really believe that anything is possible and mostly I believe in you. Stay true to who you are – don’t let the trends or peer pressure sway you. You are unique and exquisitely made just exactly how you are.
Most of all don’t ever lose your spunk, your spirit – you are so beautiful inside and out. You have it all kiddo and I love you.
Live in the moment; with peace of heart, mind and soul.
Love you baby-
You too readers – live in the moment, with peace of heart, mind and soul.