Monday, April 29, 2013

Y is for Youngster

Kiddo is gone on a music trip with her school concert band in St. John's.  Feeling nostalgic with the letter Y, I decided  to turn back time a little, and pull out her 2005 scrapbook letter....



Be strong.  Be intelligent. Smile.
Know that beauty has everything 
to do with how you  feel about yourself
and nothing to do with looks
or other people's opinions.
Never do anything just because everyone else is.
Always be true to yourself.
Expect the best from life and that's what you'll get.
Believe in magic and wish on stars.
Love and trust and be compassionate
Make faces.  Play in mud puddles.
Take bubble baths.
Turn off all the lights and watch lightening storms.
Dance, laugh, cry and sing when you want to.
Read everything you can get your hands on.
Stand up for what is right especially if you stand alone.
Don't allow yourself or people around you
to tolerate prejudices of any kind.
Don't be afraid to try something new.
Do somethimg daring at least once a week.
Run through snow drifts.  Spin in circles  and roll down hill
Pet puppies, hold kittens, and talk to babies.
Stay up to watch the sun rise.
Never apologize for being a woman
or for being yourself.
Never forget that I love you, no matter how far apart we are.
YOU WILL ALWAYS BE MY DAUGHTER.

That youngster of mine holds my heart in her hands - she makes me all smultzey!!  


22 comments:

  1. What a wonderful letter to write to your daughter. Like a poetic flow of love.

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  2. Beautiful letter! How old was she in 2005 or was that the year she was born?

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  3. What a great letter! I wrote many letters to my kids, but I left out a lot of that salient advice! Good job!
    tm

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    1. I put them in her scrapbooks, but she hasn't read them yet

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  4. A wonderful tribute to your daughter. Visiting from A-Z

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  5. This is adorable, such a great little letter Bay Girl, really stirred my emotions, honestly.

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  6. Beautiful; our children are so precious, aren't they? Actually, I did something very similar for Y.
    angelinetrevena.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. my kid is my life - can't wait for her to read it

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  7. That is so awesome!

    Lotsa love in your letter.

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  8. How beautiful those words and profound.

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  9. Precious words for a precious daughter.

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    1. not always precious - but most of the time :)

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  10. What a cutie!
    The letter is amazing. I hope she reads this from time to time as she grows up. Great words.

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    1. she hasn't read it it... at 13 it would only annoy her

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