One of the reasons I want to do all I can to keep my family safe and healthy.
How is it possible that you are 8 years old! For 8 years I have watched you grow from a helpless baby who relied on me for everything, to a toddler who didn’t know the meaning of the word “can’t”. As far as you were concerned nothing was going to stop you or even slow you down. The fact that you might be too young or too small never occurred to you.
I still see so much of that in you and I hope you always remember you are capable of amazing things. I also see more uncertainty in you as you spend less time at home and more with friends, activities and school. So many things out there that can make you question yourself. Don’t ever forget who you are. You are smart, strong, thoughtful, compassionate, beautiful and funny. People want to be around you because of who you are and how they feel when they are with you. You feel things strongly, which in turn means your feelings are more likely to be hurt. Don’t let that stop you from being the kind and generous girl you are.
I promise to be honest with you, even if what I have to say makes you angry with me.
I promise to learn from you. After all, I make mistakes too.
I promise to do whatever I can to help you follow your dreams.
I promise to love you always and forever, no matter what.