My daughter turns 2 today, it’s hard to believe, but it’s true. When she was born I set up an email address so I could periodically send her letters and other little things that I think she would like to have and when she turns 18 I will give her the password. I thought I would share my letter to her with you.
My dear Bug,
You are two today and it’s hard to believe. Just two short years ago we were sitting in the hospital with you in our arms, wondering how in just a few short hours, we came to call you Bug. I am still not sure how that came about, but here is something I do know, I love you more and more every day and you make my life worth living. I can’t imagine my life without you!
As I write this you are napping, and in a way I love that I get this time by myself to get things done, but as I look at the living room with your toys everywhere, the room actually feels a little empty.
In this emptiness I think about what I want for you in the future. I have so many hopes and dreams for you, and while I am sure you have your own hopes and dreams, mine will not interfere with yours.
You are such and independent little girl and I hope that you maintain that independence. You never want me or your dad to do anything for you, but at the same time, you know when to ask for help. If you can’t do something you always know that you can come to mom or dad and we will help you figure it out. Keep your independence, but still know when to ask for help.
You are also so smart. I can’t believe just how smart you are for your age. You are learning something new every day and if you watch mom or dad do something once, you instantly try to copy us and figure it out very quickly. I hope you keep learning and I hope you continue to be a fast learner.
There are so many great qualities you have that I can’t list them all. I just hope that you keep the good qualities and not the bad qualities. You don’t have many bad qualities at 2 years old, but you do have a temper and that’s not always a good thing. I hope you learn how to control your temper, but don’t bottle your feelings up inside.
Overall, I hope you just learn to be a great person and continue to light up every room you walk into and I hope you achieve all your dreams!
Always remember that I am here for you if you ever need me and you can always tell me anything or ask me anything and I will be honest with you.
Have you ever thought about writing your child a letter? What would it say?