Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Dear Wild Child,

Have I told you today how much I love you?

Have I told you how grateful I am that our mother/daughter relationship is heading towards what I've always wanted it to be?

Have I told you how much it meant to me this weekend when you patted the couch next to where you were sitting and said, "Come snuggle with me!"?

Have I told you that I know there are great things in store for you in life? Your drive (stubborn-ness?) and outgoing personality are going to take you so far. Once a woman stopped us in a restaurant and said, "She's going to be the president of something someday." I'm pretty sure she's right.

I know we've had some challenges and I am so sorry you had to go through the pain you went through as an infant. So sorry I couldn't get the help we needed for you then. I think that led to your sensory and sleeping problems, and if I could turn back time, you can bet I'd do things different.

But I am so glad that we are where we are today. You've led me to learn so much about parenting and how to be the mom I've always wanted my kids to have. I've learned how to ask for help and how to relax just a little. I've learned that sometimes it takes a village and that I don't know everything. I've learned that's there no one book or method that's catch-all. I've learned that each child is an individual and I have found that taking small pieces of different philosophies has been the answer for us.

As I see your personality develop, I feel pride in my soul- we made you! What a sweet little thing you've become! I think you're going to be a little tomboy, but I was pretty excited this weekend when you wanted me to paint your nails. That's my girl!

So if I haven't told you today, I love you. I'm so lucky to be your mom and I can't wait to watch you grow.


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Rachael said...

Ah, that was really sweet. And, honest. She's going to love to read that someday.

Shannon said...

Awwww. Your sweet post made me cry. How touching. There's just nothing better than being a mom.

C. Beth said...

That is awesome. :)

MDO said...

Good for you. I know you've had a long road, and I'm so excited that you're turning the corner on better times. You deserve it!

Lipstick said...

Wow, Sasha...one of your all time best posts ever. I loved it. WC will love reading it one day too.

Cory said...

Sash you are a wonderful mom and I am glad you are beginning to believe it your self!!! WC will so appreciate you for all you do!!!! (someday??!!)luv ya!!!

Yellow Beads said...

so sweet!

Elaine's Semi-Homemade Life said...

Awwwww..... WC is so lucky to have you as her mom! I've told you before, but I honestly couldn't mean it more. So glad things are going so well.... now run off to Mexico, and have fun! :)

Brandy said...

Aww how nice... she'll love to read that sometime in the future.

Kate said...

I'm catching up and this one was fantastic! I keep reminding myself that one day when my kids have kids of their own, they will finally get it. Its my mantra I repeat! I had to laugh at the pictures though because the second one is a total Zoolander pose. Blue Steel, anyone??? :D


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