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Dear Daughter…

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Dear Daughter,

I don’t know who will read this, but it is simply to cherish the memories and thoughts because raising a daughter (or son) is tough.

Dear Daughter,

In the land of #metoo & “grab them by the *****,” please stay STRONG. Right now, you are strong-willed two year old. Please stay this strong-willed forever. It may cause me more gray hairs than I care to admit, but it is important. Please keep that don’t mess with look in your eyes when your brother tries to take your toys. Everyone knows how you feel and knows how determined you are.

Believe you are strong, even when it is the hardest thing you do. There will be times when you feel weak, know that you are not.

Dear Daughter,

Know that you are loved, no matter what. There will be times when you feel very alone. There will be school dances, sleepovers and outings that you miss and you think it will be the end of the world. Know it is not, because we will always be here for you. We will always LOVE you. Love is a tricky and crazy thing. It will make you feel your highest highs and your lowest lows, but no matter what we will always love you.

Dear Daughter,

Showing kindness is not a weakness. There is no stronger feeling than when you give me kisses or say, “I love you, Mommy” for no reason. Your kind-hearted nature and loving demeanor is a power you possess. Do not let the harsh realities of the world take that away from you.

Stay kind. The world is a better place with kind people in it, but do not let others take advantage of you. You will be able to move mountains with your kindness.

Dear Daughter,

Most importantly, BE YOU. There no one else out there that drives me as crazy or make me feel out top of the world as you. Do not be scared to let your true self show, because my dear daughter that is the person who captured our hearts and will continue to capture our hearts forever.

What are your hopes and dreams for your daughter or son? We would love to hear them! If you liked this post you may want to check out:

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  • Cindy

    This is so precious. I hope you will print it out for her someday so she can save it and read as often as she needs to. It’s important to raise strong daughters and sons, so they can be confident about who they are and be lights in the world.

    • Erin

      Hi Bushra! That makes me so happy that you shared it with your daughters. My daughter is a little too young to understand, but one day she will. Thank you for visiting our site and for the kind words!

  • Jenn Summers

    This is such a sweet post which I’m sure many mothers can relate to. When my oldest was a baby I would write her letters and keep them all in a special box for her for when she grew up. I really need to do some more of that. Thanks for this heart felt post ❤️

  • Amy

    I can totally relate to this.
    I have a 17 month old daughter. 13 years after having my son.
    It is such a different experience raising a daughter. As being a female myself I know what she will go through.
    It makes me so sentimental.
    Thanks for sharing.

  • julie Christy

    This is a lovely post! It is not easy raising children. I have 3 “grown” children, 2 sons and a daughter. I was nervous when each of them left the nest. However, even though my daughter was the last to go (and I was most “prepared and ready”), there were fears I had for her that I didn’t have with my boys, because she is a girl. So, I agree wholeheartedly with the sentiments you shared so beautifully 🙂


  • Jenny

    What a sweet post. This will apply to your daughter at all ages. My daughter is now 13 and I will share this with her. So important to express the importance of these things with girls. The world is a scary place for them. Beautiful post.

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