I’m running a day late for my “Letters To Our Daughters” post. But here I am! Today I wrote a letter to Olivia, just because.
Dear Monkey Oli,
Today I’m writing to you just because. There’s not a particular reason why, I just want to tell you how much I love you and how much you mean to me. I want you to know that I could not imagine my life without your cuddles, your smell, your crazy hair that no matter what we do, it just goes back to crazy. Your sweet big smile with your separate teeth that fit your personality so perfectly. You deep bright eyes with those pink glasses on top. Your tiny feetsies with your shoes always on the opposite foot. Your candy monsterness, your mischievousness, your cuddliness, I mean, you are the best cuddler in the whole entire world. Cuddling with you is probably my favorite time of the day. It’s perfect! It makes my nights and my mornings incredibly magical. It makes me start my days with a smile and go to bed with a heart full of love. I could have never imagined being so lucky to have someone like you as a daughter. You are the kind of girl that could make anyone smile just by walking by. You have that in you. I’m convinced that one of your “jobs” in this life is to brighten peoples days, and lives. You are amazing and such a special little soul. I love you my baby. I love you more than the whole wide world, and more than the stars and the sun and the universe. And you told me that you love me more than a million and even more than sweet Nicky’s (aka Sweet Micky’s the Candy Shoppe) which coming from you is huge!
A few months ago we were having lunch and you looked at me and said “Mom, wasn’t I lucky when I was a baby?” And I said, “Why were you so lucky Olivia?” and you responded “Because I had you guys as my family”. You said that out of the blue. It was just you, Lola and I eating at the table. There was nothing “special” going on, it was an ordinary day and that came out straight from your heart. I love your being I love everything about you. I would hug you all day long if I could. You inspire me, baby. I love seeing you grow but I also wish I could keep you this little forever. But I’ll let you grow because I love you. And I’ll keep all these memories in my heart and in all the photos that I take of you that I will forever be thankful for having.
Thank you for being my baby. I love you. Te amo mucho,
Please head over to my sweet friend Amy Grace of A beautiful Life Photography and prepare your tissues because everything she photographs and writes is filled with love and emotion.