Each month I will be writing a letter to one of my children. I am honored – and still a little surprised – to be a part of this circle of gifted women. To read the next post by Rebecca Leimbach click here: http://www.rebeccaleimbach.com/drawing-the-short-straw-february-letter-to-my-daughter/
You came into this world like a tornado and you haven’t stopped since.
When you perplex me, worry me or aggravate me I remember why – we are so much alike.
You like quiet and being alone… when I miss you I start to remember how I stayed locked in my room the entire time I was a teenager.
You’re forever late because of your hair… oh honey, I know. Trust me, with this hair of ours I know.
There are so many things I could learn from you.
You’re always the first one to reach out to your friends and family. You start each day with a “good morning” text message to all your aunts, your grandma and your great-grandma. And you end it with a “good night, i love you” That alone is worth the cost of a cell phone to me.
You know how much your little sister loves you and you take the time to make her feel like a big girl. In her eyes, she is 9 just like you and you encourage her.
You even take care of your big sister. You know that Shelby isn’t as good at making ponytails as you, so before each of her practices and games you carefully gather her hair and make the perfect ponytail for her.
I love you. We all love you. And we all need you.