To my darling daughter,
We love you with all our hearts, you make us proud every day in who you are, and the way you are.
As you grow older, if you become overwhelmed and you will, be sure to step back and start again. No one person gets it right every time, we all make mistakes along the way and it is what we do with those lessons that make us into the incredible people we become, for it is not in our success where we learn, grow, and become better, rather from our experiences both good and bad.
May you grow to continue to question things before you make your choices using a level head, thinking carefully about the implications of your choices. Consider the effect of a moment of joy vs the possible consequences. May you always love yourself more than you love any other person. May you love yourself enough to recognise and realise how incredible you are. May you know how strong and powerful your body is, always treat it well and it will last you your lifetime, may you know how resilient your spirit is so that when things get tough you know that you are able to look within yourself to find the answers. May you recognise that asking for help when you do not have all the answers or abilities, is a most admirable quality, because in knowing that not all the answers are within you, that will assist you to reach the answer yourself.
May you love yourself enough to choose your actions wisely.
We want you to know that we love you more than words could ever describe, you mean the world to all of us, what you say and think matters, and it counts. Always be ready to share your views. Others may not agree, and that is okay, be sure to encourage them to listen to your point of view, and more than that, be sure to listen to them. Other people have a valid opinion, one that may teach you a better way, an easier way, it is always worth listening and considering what they have shared with you, and then choosing your own path.
Each of us is travelling a journey in this life where we will influence and affect someone else and you have the power and the choice to affect someone else positively or negatively. Always remember the power of your actions and the words you use. People may not always remember what you say, but they will always remember how you make them feel, keep doing what you have always done and you will keep making people feel like they are the most important thing in the world to you.
You can be and do whatever you set your heart on. Your goals are yours to be set, yours to work towards and yours to achieve. When it gets tough or challenging along the way, (and it will), dig deep within yourself and find the strength to do it all again. Do it differently if you need to, but do it – give your best every time and in that way you will never let yourself down and will always know that you have given it your all.
We love you, you are our precious girl, our eldest daughter, kind caring and loving to all – Remember to be kind, caring and loving to yourself most of all.
All our love
Dad & Mum
What will you tell your child as they grow up?