Letters to Our Daughters | May 2014

This is part of my monthly blog circle with my other wonderful photographer Moms. After reading my letter, please click HERE to see what Jenn Valluzzo had to say to her darling daughter.


Dearest Drew,

You are something else. It's hard to believe you only have about 6 weeks of first grade left. You started out as a strong, confident, yet shy and sweet 6 year old. Now that we are getting closer to finishing the year, I can truly see how much you have grown - not just physically, but emotionally as well. You still adore your sister beyond words and would do just about anything to make her happy or cheer her up (unless you are taunting her) and at other times you are really wanting your own personal space and ask your sister to stay out of your room. I get that. You keep asking for your own desk in your room and we will certainly make sure that happens. You adore reading and pick up a book at any chance you can get.  One of your favorite things to do is to look up all the other titles in your current favorite series. Right now we are loving Nate the Great. Instead of bringing home one book a day from your bin at school, you typically bring home 5 or 6. You are so proud of how far you have come this year and so are we! You love to sing songs, especially in Spanish. And yes, you even sing parts of the Frozen soundtrack in Spanish! While I do love to hear you, when it's time to go to bed, it's really time to go to bed and not sing my dear :) 

You are such a deep, thoughtful, creative little girl and through your drawings and writings, we learn so much about you. I know there is so much going on inside that little of yours and must be so frustrating at times to not know how to express those feelings. I just want you to know that I love your more than anything and will strive to give you your independence and give you ways of expressing yourself. I keep saying that I want to find your "thing" - be it skiing, gymnastics, an instrument, art. You like so many things and maybe you will never have a favorite and that's ok. We'll just keep trying everything. You do tell tennis will be your sport and I know you are saying that to make me happy which is so sweet. If that's your sport, then awesome. But I'm ok if it isn't as well. You are going to be who you want to be and do what you want (within reason I hope). For now, lets explore the world together. Just like the ocean, you are beautiful and endless. Let's keep dreaming together. I love you, Drew.

Love forever,