A letter to my beautiful girl, not because I can’t say these things to you but because as time moves forward we forget the little things, the little details, your unique quirks and precious moments that we share that make and will make you, you. So to you my gorgeous girl!
To My Sunshine,
As the seasons change, time passes, we change. The biggest change in your ever evolving world right now is nap time being replaced with quiet time… you of course adapted easily, I’m still getting use to it! About every 10 mins you come out of your room usually wearing something different or slowly adding to your accessories until it’s time for our hot chocolate by which time you have scarfs, necklaces, shoes, lipstick adorning you and no visible carpet left in your room. You are our walking contradiction… you love order and everything in its place yet your room is anything but organized or orderly.
I love our hot chocolate time, you proudly make it yourself while I get myself a much needed coffee, then we sit down together at your little table and talk. You are such a busy bee, as soon as you finish your hot chocolate you’re asking what can we do now, what work do you have for me? Sometimes you help me prepare dinner, sometimes we do some craft, sometimes you’ll help with the washing or cleaning, it doesn’t matter to you what we do, you do everything with joy. Looking upon you as you ever so carefully fold your sweaters and place them reverently into a pile while humming to yourself warms my heart to see you so content.
With a little help from daddy, you have worked out how to put on your tops which means you are now able to get yourself dressed! Although you never mention it and sometimes even deny it, you have been practicing in your room during quiet time (I know this because you often come out with your pants on inside out or back to front). With you new found knowledge and confidence I was so proud to observe you helping someone trying to do up their shoes in the playground.
My thoughtful girl, who hums you are my sunshine while contently working, wears odd socks on purpose, who gives me imaginary candy every night after lights out and gives the best super cuddles, I hope you continue to find joy in all that you do, for I know that I will always find joy in you.
You are my sunshine, my only sunshine,
You make me happy when skies are grey,
You’ll never know dear how much I love you,
Please don’t take my sunshine away.
Please continue the circle to see Lila’s beautiful letter to her daughter’s at http://550east.weebly.com/1/post/2014/02/letters-to-our-daughters-the-first-one.html