I HOPE SHE KNOWS
how hard I try to be a good mom.
I hope she knows that my anger and frustration never diminish my love for her.
I hope she knows I don’t want her to strive for perfection; I want her to strive to do her best.
I hope she knows how much joy she brings me 𝑒𝑎𝑐ℎ 𝑎𝑛𝑑 𝑒𝑣𝑒𝑟𝑦 𝑑𝑎𝑦.
I hope she knows that her laugh lights up my life.
I hope she knows that I will support her no matter her choices, and no matter where life takes her.
I hope she knows that she is always worthy, just as she is.
I hope she knows that labels, grades, numbers on a scale, and other people’s opinions 𝑑𝑜 𝑛𝑜𝑡 𝑑𝑒𝑓𝑖𝑛𝑒 ℎ𝑒𝑟.
I hope she knows that the most important relationship she’ll ever have is with herself.
I hope she knows to do what is right and not what is easy.
I hope she knows that it is a privilege to watch her grow, even though it also breaks my heart.
I hope she knows that she is capable, and that 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝑠𝑘𝑦 𝑖𝑠 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝑙𝑖𝑚𝑖𝑡 𝑓𝑜𝑟 ℎ𝑒𝑟.
I hope she knows that every pain, tear, and heartbreak she experiences I feel a thousandfold.
I hope she knows that she is loved beyond measure and beyond words.
I hope she knows that I will never get it all right, 𝑏𝑢𝑡 𝐼 𝑤𝑖𝑙𝑙 𝑎𝑙𝑤𝑎𝑦𝑠 𝑘𝑒𝑒𝑝 𝑡𝑟𝑦𝑖𝑛𝑔.
I hope she knows.
Even though I tell her…
𝑰 𝒉𝒐𝒑𝒆 𝒔𝒉𝒆 𝒌𝒏𝒐𝒘𝒔.
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