a letter to my daughter

My sweet little Rosie girl,

There are so many things I want for you in your beautiful life ahead. I could go on forever about the things I wish I could prevent you from, make happen or simply shield you from seeing. But this is not realistic. The truth is there will be disappointments, moments where you feel alone and maybe even times when you feel like giving up.

Well my sweet girl, never give up! Life can be messy but life can also be beautifully amazing. I have seen both sides and even though there will come a day where you think I don't understand, I do. This brings me to the most important thing I want for you in your life.


While it seems easy, sometimes it's not. Sometimes events in life will really feel like they are stripping us of our happiness. Like no matter what we do, who we seek out, what we seek out, we just cannot find that happiness.

I want to tell you this my sweet girl, happiness is a choice and it comes from within your soul. It comes from your faith in God. It comes from knowing that you are beautiful inside and out, not just thinking it but really truly believing it! It comes from choosing to wake up every morning, give thanks to God and choose to live a fulfilling life. When you feel that true happiness in your bones and in your heart, nothing can get in your way. True happiness makes you compassionate, kind hearted, motivated, positive without having to try to be, forgiving, angelic and self-aware.

As easy as it is to seek others for your happiness, seek things for your happiness or use coping mechanisms to temporarily make you happy, these things will never work. When you are down, when life gets the best of you remember this, "if you can't fly then run, if you can't run then walk, if you can't walk then crawl, but by all means, keep moving."

Keep moving baby girl, keep your faith in God and choose to be happy.

I love you, Your Mama

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