I found this beautifully written post on the blog “Life Letters | Listen to Your Mother” that I thought was simply fantastic. It made me think, what are all the things I hope, dream, and wish for you? When I was brainstorming about what I wanted this blog to be, I originally named it “What I Want Her to Know.” Isn’t that really what parenthood to a little girl is? Trying to teach a precious jewel everything you want them to know while they still listen? I’m sure I will have to make multiple posts because I believe a Mother’s hopes and dreams for her daughter are infinite. However, I’m gonna get started.
I hope you never lose your love of laughter.
I hope you stay silly.
I hope you love to learn. The sky is just the beginning for the inquisitive mind.
I hope you love to read in nooks wrapped up in cozy blankets.
I hope you keep your love of dance.
I hope you make friendships that last lifetimes.
I hope you are a loyal friend.
I hope you learn how to drive early. Being able to get around on your own is the ultimate freedom.
I hope you learn how to manage your money early and learn the beauty of passive income.
I hope you make your own money and never have to work a job you loathe just to make the ends meet.
I hope you love your family, and maintain relationships with your relatives for all of your days.
I hope you never doubt what you see in the mirror is beautiful.
I hope you love your hair. I REALLY HOPE you love your kinks, curls, and waves as much as I do.
I hope you have your own sense of style and love clothes.
I hope you know you can do whatever you put your mind too. Focus, determination, and discipline are really all you need.
I hope you know you are loved by too many people to count.
I hope you know you were and are prayed for.
I hope you know that God is real.
I hope you go to college and are able to go to the school of your choice.
I hope you find your professional calling early in life. When you are operating in your purpose, things seem to work in your favor.
I hope you know the power of the spoken word. Chose your words carefully.
I hope you know the power of the written word. Write often. Your brain is a muscle that must be exercised.
I hope you continue to love food the way you love it now.
I hope you know how to cook and enjoy it.
I hope you find someone you can trust with your life.
I hope you travel and see the world.
I hope you experience a deep and true love and that person loves you back.
I hope you keep a clean and organized house.
I hope you never forget to take care of yourself. It’s like that saying, put the oxygen mask on yourself first. Then help those around you.
I hope you take risks in life. Nothing dangerous, just adventurous.
I hope you learn how to swim and ride a bike.
I hope you love Harlem the way I do.
I hope you speak multiple languages.
I hope you have children, then watch them have children, then watch your children’s children have children.
I hope you feel resolute in your place and purpose on this earth. You are here for a reason.
I hope you are gracious and careful with people’s feelings.
I hope you love school and never stop learning.
I hope you love jumping up and down in muddy puddles!
I hope you realize that moms are people too.
More hopes to come…