I have been participating in a blog circle with some wonderful photographers who are also mothers of girls. Each month, we write a letter to our daughters to preserve thoughts and memories of this time in our lives. I treasure being able to do this for my girls and I love the chance to see the messages that my friends leave for their own daughters. Once you have read my letter, please follow continue on to see what my good friend Jessie Wixon wrote to her daughters by clicking HERE.
Dear Avery and Alexa,
I am writing this from our vacation in Florida. We have been traveling for about 10 days now and still have several days before we return home. We’ve been in NY and NJ, plus here in Clearwater and a day at Disney World. We have visited with old friends and you have spent lots of time with Grandma and Abaji, including when I’ve headed off without you. And although I admit that I am completely and utterly exhausted at this point in our trip, I am thrilled to realize what a joy it is to travel with you both. You entertain each other so well, have fun whatever we are doing and make friends wherever we go. It’s been just wonderful to see you play with the kids of my old and dear friends. And I’ve loved seeing both old and familiar places through your eyes.
I’ve also loved seeing you both become more and more brave. You are sweet and loving girls, but you are also strong, adventurous, fun girls. Avery, you want to swim in the pool and the ocean – you’re willing to try again and again, even if the waves knock you around a bit. And Alexa, you used to be so frightened of rides and Disney characters, but you rode your first roller coaster yesterday and were thrilled to meet Chip and Dale all by yourself.
So many people have told me that they can’t believe that I would travel like this with you two and without your dad. But we are doing so many fun things – taking advantage of this beautiful life and all the opportunities that we have! I love to see that you two will jump at the chance to have fun, not hold yourself back because of imaginary concerns or fears about things that don’t really matter. You are my brave girls and I am so proud of you for it. Promise me you will always keep it up. I love you!