Monday, July 15, 2013

Letters To Our Daughters - July

Each month I join up with a sweet and talented group of ladies, as we share a letter to our daughters.  This month I'm linking to the wonderful Kelly Smith of Real Life Photography in Tampa, make sure you check her out as well.

"Dearest One,

You are becoming such a lovely young woman, and I'm enjoying observing your metamorphisis, yet at the same time I want to stop time and keep you young forever.  I know my job as your mother is to raise you up and set you free to go out into this world and transform it with your grace and beauty.  

You've had some struggles lately as you realize how much drama is associated with growing up, but I treasure the opportunities they have given us to talk through things and grow closer as friends.  You've gathered a few jewels as friends along the way and I pray you will continue to nurture those friendships and bask in the warm, fertile soil they provide to grow and be you. 

I know as a family we are faced with some upcoming changes that you are not happy about.  None of us are.  I appreciate you trying to be strong and face them with resilience.  I've told you many times over the past few days to embrace the change and the new opportunities it afford.  I am praying for all of us to adjust quickly and for God to fill each and every need in a very specific manner.  I know how hard it is to trust that He knows best, but time and again He has proved His faithfulness to us and I have no doubt that He will do it once again.

Through all the changes of growing up and moving cross country I am here for you.  Your mother who loves you dearly and fiercely.  I will do what I can to keep you from pain and soften the blow as much as possible.

I love you  dearest one and treasure you and every moment I have with you."




  1. What a beautiful letter this month and the images fit perfectly. I love the one of her walking away. Her black dress, the white shawl and the pathway speaks to me of the challenges facing her. Beautiful! Good luck to you and your family!

  2. Gorgeous photos! I so wish we could find a way for our daughters to grow up without the "girl drama". I try to remember it makes them stronger in the long run.