A Tribute to My Daughters

Thursday, May 6, 2010

I saw this video on someone's blog and it really tugged on my heart strings and I had to post it for "MY GIRLS" and as a tribute for Mother's Day 2010:

WHAT I WOULD TELL HER: (If I knew what to say.)

  • You are a miracle.
  • And I have to love you this fiercely: So that you can feel it even after you leave for school, or even while you are asleep, or even after your childhood becomes a memory.
  • You’ll forget all this when you grow up. But it’s okay.
  • Being a mother means having your heart broken.
  • And it means loving and losing and falling apart and coming back together.
  • And it’s the best there is. And also, sometimes, the worst.
  • Sometimes you won’t have anyone to talk to.
  • Sometimes you’ll wonder if you’ve forgotten who you are.
  • But you must remember this: What you’re doing matters.
  • And you have to be brave with your life so that others can be brave with theirs.
  • The truth is, being a woman is a gift. Tenderness is a gift. Intimacy is a gift. And nurturing the good in this world is a nothing short of a privilege.
  • That’s why I have to love you this way. So I can give what I have to you. So that you can carry it in your body and pass it on.
  • I have watched you sleep. I’ve kissed you a million times. And I know something that you don’t, yet:
  • You are writing the story of your only life every single minute of every day.
  • And my greatest hope for you, sweet child, is that I can teach you how to write a good one.

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