I wish to spend time together
Time that is not rushed,
Or competing with the things of this world.
I wish to be your friend
To talk, to listen, to laugh, to cry
No more arguments or wasted time…
I don’t want to lose the little we have.
I’ve given you my everything
All that I am – all that I can
And I would do it all over again…
But, I’d give you even more.
I pray you will always know
And never question
Just how much I love you
Without condition and for always.
To know how much I value you
As a person
A uniquely beautiful individual
With your own thoughts, perspectives
Ideas and interests.
And to know that I am proud of you
That you are needed
Your most natural gifts and talents are needed.
Your life matters
More than you will ever understand
You can make a difference
You will make a difference
You DO make a difference!
You are a treasure
To the world and to me
Especially to me…
Never believe anyone who tells you any different
Never be around those who make you feel like any less.
You were created with such purpose
Such strength and beauty and wonder!
Never fear being who God created you to be!
Never quit dreaming!
Inspire, motivate and help others to dream!
Never take for granted all that you have
And always lend a helping hand
Be discerning, compassionate and empathetic
But use common sense and trust your intuition.
Let go of anger, bitterness and sorrow
Life is too short – don’t worry about tomorrow.
Live for today, as if it’s your last!
Moments are sacred, not to be wasted.
Home will always be a safe haven for you
A place of protection – where you can be you.
Above all… Find Jesus
Make Him your friend
He is the only guaranteed constant in this life
He is our only hope after this life.
If you find romantic Love
May he value, cherish, respect, and love you
At least as much as I do
And may he see you, as God sees you
But, more importantly
May you see yourself this way one day.
Don’t be so quick to grow up
Slow down when you can and enjoy yourself
Take care of yourself
Treat yourself well
For, only then can you take care of others really well.
Remember to laugh
Every single day…
If you can’t find a reason, make one!
You are not alone
No matter what
You will never be alone
Even if it feels like it sometimes
And I will never turn you away
I will always be there
So close your eyes
And never forget how much I love you
I cherish you
I value you
I honor you.
As my child, who is now a young woman
And as a young woman who will grow old
Thank you for being the greatest blessing of my life
Thank you for being the greatest gift in my life
I will always love you
And love you even more…
“I love you as much as a mother could ever love her child.”
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year
To my daughter, my life, my love
- Please Tell Santa (jessiejeanine.com)