I am thrilled and honored to share that I am part of a small group of photographers and mothers participating around the world in a project called “Letters to Our Daughters.” Each month we will be blogging photos and a letter to our little girls. I will be linking to another photographer in the group each month and they will do the same…so feel free to follow our little ‘chain’ of links…there are some incredibly talented ladies participating and I am so excited to see their posts as well. So now to begin…letters to my daughters. One at home and one waiting in China. This month’s letter is to my girl already home…as today is her birthday…what a special way to start.
Happy Birthday! Five years ago today you came into the world. I wish I could say I was there to hear your first cry…but I was not. We didn’t meet until you were 6 months old. But another woman was there. And though I think of her often…it is today I think of her the most. I owe her more than I could ever repay. She has given me my greatest gift. You. She loved you enough to give you life. She sacrificed her body for 9 months and carried you inside her. And I know she is thinking of you today. Remembering the baby girl she gave birth to five years ago. I know nothing about her…but I think I can guess a few things just by knowing you. I can guess she is beautiful. I can guess she has a strong will. I can guess she is has a good sense of humor. I wonder if you got your cute little ears from her? I wonder so many things. And I know she wonders about you too. And I wish she could see the girl you have become. I wish she knew the absolute bliss it is to watch you grow and just be you every day. What it is like to be loved by you. I feel so lucky that I get to be the one who does…but it makes me sad that she doesn’t. You are such a bright light…and everyone who knows you is taken by it. And I know part of that light about you is from her…and I love her for it. Though we may never know her…she is still apart of you. And a part of our family. I love you more than words can say. And I thank God everyday that I get to be your mommy. I am the lucky one.
Now here is the fun part…follow the link chain and go check out Rashmi Pappu | Alexandria VA, Washington DC!