Dear Daughter

I love you so much. It’s impossible to describe how a mother loves her children. You won’t understand until you have children of your own. That’s exactly what my mother told me. And it’s true.

Still, the depth of love I have for you will not save you from hurt. It will not make your family less complicated. I wish things could be different but this is the life I have chosen and you, by the luck of the draw, will have to learn how to thrive here.

You will have to find your own way to deal with the extra people I have brought into your life. I will guide you and protect you as best I can and love you fiercely, but at the end of the day, it will be your call, my girl. I hope that you can deal with it more gracefully than I have. I wish I had all the answers, but I can only have my answers, not yours. All I can give you is the chance to stand on my shoulders so you can reach higher than I could.

I love you, my girl. I am so proud of you.

Your mother

~ by Jacquelyn Fletcher on February 9, 2009.

One Response to “Dear Daughter”

  1. OMG that was so butiful, i got kinda a chill from reading that and one tear in my eye:)

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