Letters to My Daughter

This is the beginning of a new special project for me.  I’ll be writing letters monthly to the kids.  The boys’ letters will be in a separate post as a part of a blog circle. I am excited for what this project will bring.
Temperence,
I love you more than words Sissy Girl.
It is no secret that I was terrified to have a girl.  I cried when we found out that you would be a girl.  Mostly because I was so scared that I wouldn’t know what to do with a girl.  How would I ensure that you were feminine, adored, loved, respected, independent, strong, gentile, beautiful, bold, and meek all at the same time?  I knew that I would love you, there was no doubt about that. I never could have imagined how much.
The moment I looked into your face, I knew you were mine.  My girl.  My pal among the men of the house.  Someone who would have a place in my heart that no one else could.  You have exceeded all my expectations of what having a girl would be.
You are the most wonderful little sister.  You are truly adored by your Daddy and your brothers.  You know it already.  Your screeches of excitement tell me so.  As do your screeches of anger!  You know how to get what you want, no matter what it is.  So, just in this brief time on Earth, you are already all of those thing I was so concerned about you being.
I pray that as you grow, I grow.  I have never had a girl.  I have never raised a girl.  But I’ve been a girl.   I know that things may not always be perfect between us, but I will always be as in love with you as I am today.  Temperoni Bologna- you are my one and only!
Forever and Always,
Mommy
FL:R

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