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 Delania Waddell wrote to her daughter by clicking HERE.
Dear Avery and Alexa,
My lovely little girls. You have been so patient with me lately. I’ve been taking pictures of other people, and spending lots of time at home editing those photos. I haven’t been able to spend as much timing playing with you as we normally do. But it turns out that you two play so well together that you don’t seem to mind.
That isn’t to say that you don’t get on one another’s nerves. There are regular arguments about who gets to put in the last piece of the puzzle, whether the TV show you get to watch will be Octonauts or Jake, and whether the game of pretend will be Frozen-based again. You also disagree, repeatedly, about who is “bigger” – which is much too cute an argument for me to want to resolve.
I also will sometimes find you getting into a bit of trouble here and there. Climbing into the pantry to get candy hidden on top. Or when you decide that you, Avery, should “decorate” your sister with markers, so she is covered with dots on her face and body. Or when you sneak the iPad and go hide somewhere to play with it and I think you are off playing pretend once again.
I have to admit that sometimes I am a little jealous of your relationship. You two are always having fun together and each has the other to be her partner in crime. But more than that, I have noticed lately that you have been taking care of one another – especially you, Avery, of your little sister. If Alexa is scared, because she woke up and I wasn’t there, or because there is a scary villain in a movie, you will hold her and tell her that she is ok. Afterwards, you will tell me proudly that you took care of her and it fills my heart with love and pride.
I hope you will have fun together and take care of one another forever.