"My Princess, for as long as I can remember I wanted a daughter. We were so thrilled when we found out that the precious life I was carrying within was you, a little princess. Sugar and spice and everything nice, not to mention pink and bows were such a welcome addition after all the snips and snails and puppy dog tails your older brothers filled our days with. Now as I sit here, writing you and reminiscing over all the years of tea parties and frilly dresses, I can hardly believe how quickly the time has passed by. Here you are blooming into a young woman right before my eyes. How did that happen in the blink of an eye? I have loved every moment and every stage and along our journey I've learned to savor it all, for children grow up so quickly, too quickly sometimes.
At this moment I love how you flit between being a little girl and a young women. You still play dolls with your sisters, tea parties with your friends, but you are also beginning to love clothes and make up and contemplate what the future holds. You are strong and spunky, you have to be when you are sandwiched between boys. Your heart is so beautiful, full of compassion and the innate desire and ability to nurture. I love your confidence and joy. You give of yourself so freely and passionately, yet you also feel pain intensely, because of how sensitive you are. It is those sensitivities that draw you to those that so many would consider unlovely. You don't notice their unloveliness, instead you see their heart and you extend your warm smile and offer them some of your joy. Your life is full of friends because no one can really resist your warm smile and gracious personality. Most of all I love that you love God and have a strong desire to follow Him, even to the furtherts continent and darkest corner. I see the special touch He has given you and know without a doubt that He has a special purpose and plan for you. I see how even now He uses you to share His love and joy with all who cross your path. As a mother that brings me such joy and hope.
While there is no need to remind you of your imperfections, for you are hard enough on yourself. I do thank you for the grace and forgiveness you offer me on the days when we just don't see eye to eye and I forget that you are just a little girl, trying to grow up. I thank you for the grace you have for my imperfections as a mother. As your mother, no matter how imperfect either of us may be, One thing remains true and that is my love for you. A love that grows with each passing day and looks back with fondness on what has been and peers into a future filled with hope and expectation as you my precious Princess, grow into the one you were created to be.
To continue in our circle click over and read the letter the wonderful Kelly Smith | Real Life Photography of Tampa | Tampa Portrait Photographer wrote to her beautiful daughter.