Letters to my Daughter - Identity

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To My Daughter,

I want you to know who I am.

I want you to truly know who I am, because I know that will only help you know who you truly are.

No Makeup

No Phone

No Mistakes

Just the pure adventure of getting to know each other better.

How do I take the time to make sure that you know who I am today?

When you wake up early in the morning and find me in the office with a dim light studying, I will continue to study.  At least, for a few minutes while we snuggle in my green desk chair.  You see, I bought the larger sized chair knowing that you would want to climb up there with me.  I wanted you to fit, and to know that you fit right there by my lap as I stroke your soft strawberry blonde curls.  I want you to know that studying is a big part of my life, and that I thoroughly enjoy learning new things.  I want you to know that it is ok to love to learn, and actually enjoy the process of learning.  When you ask me about what I am reading, I want to make sure that I am always engaged enough to read you a few lines.  When you ask what those line mean, I want to tell you that mommy is working hard to understand other people, because it is important to mommy.  Other people are important.

I want you to know that I am learning about the brokenness of others, as I am uncovering the brokenness of myself.  I want you to know that I am not perfect, and that I also know that I am not perfect.  I want you to know that mommy has been broken too, but that mommy is ok.  Mommy figured out how to put the pieces back together, so that she could help others do the same thing.  Mommy was broken,  and that is ok.  Being broken is ok.  You do not have to hide brokenness.  You are allowed to tell others when you feel broken, and in fact, you should.  

As we watch the sunrise together from the office chair, I want you to know that I love you.  In this moment, you are completely whole.  At some point in the future I know that you might feel broken too, and I want you to know that I will love you just as much in your brokenness as I do in this moment of wholeness.  Even in your brokenness you are worthy of all of my love.  I will be willing to read at all hours of the night, and every moment of the day to understand the brokenness that you may feel on day in the future.  Maybe I already am.  Maybe what I read this very morning will help you to overcome a break up, or harsh words that you heard from a friend.  Maybe what I read last week will help you through the trauma of seeing a car accident right in front of your eyes years from now.  Maybe, just maybe, all of this learning was really just to someday help you.  

I want you to know me baby girl.  I want you to know my heart, so that one day you will want to know all of the areas of your own heart.  Even through the brokenness.


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