In case you missed, I'm on a mission to be a better mom.
Recently there was a letter to Libby and stories of hair whipping.
Today there is a letter to Hollyn and last minute party-planning.
My dearest Hollyn,
That seems like forever away. But I'm sure that after a few blinks and perhaps a yawn or two, it will be staring me in the face.
Seeing as how you're not quite two, it's hard to picture you all big and grown-up, unlike your sister who has, in many ways, seemed grown since birth or shortly thereafter.
You, my wee one, are the joy I never knew was missing from this little life of mine.
You are kind and tender and a nurturer at the heart of you.
For you, my wish is simple:
complete and utter happiness.
It seems only fitting, seeing as how this is what you've brought my way since day numero uno.
I hope at twenty-five you are still as laid back and tender-hearted as you are now. I hope you still get eaten up with excitement when you see your family. I hope you still like spending time with me and your daddy-o and that you are still brave enough and strong enough to tell Libby 'no' when she needs to hear it.
I hope you still love to dance, for you are quite the dancer, little one. I hope you still find joy in simple things and that you are still as concerned with everything being in order as you are now.
As for what I think about your future:
College: not only do I think you'll go, but I think you'll do great. I hope college will be the time for you when you'll truly see who you hope to one day become. I hope you don't go too far from home, but in the same breath, I hope college helps you establish your independence.
Career: It's hard to say what you'll do when you grow up, seeing as how you haven't even started school yet. But I'm betting you'll do something that requires patience and organization. You are quite the nurturer, so possibly something that allows you to be organized while taking care of others will be right up your alley.
At twenty-five I'm thinking you will be well-grounded, well-established,
and well on your well to something great.
You, my precious girl, are one of the greatest blessings I have ever been given, and I cannot wait to see the girl you will grow to be.
Love you forever and ever and always,
Also. I've been tossing around the idea of bringing back my "I Am That Mom" series for round two here at Lee, Me,and the Girls. Thoughts on this? Would you be interested in posting this year? If so, shoot me an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or leave a comment. I had MANY, MANY people read the post from last year, and I now have more than a hundred and fifty new followers, so it'd be a great way to promote your blog (or business) while also sharing your thoughts on motherhood. Hope to hear from you soon. :)