Thursday, February 9, 2012

Dear Daughters, A Beautiful Heart Is Yours

This is the second letter in a series written to my three daughters. The first one can be found here.

Dear Daughters,

As you grow older I’m catching glimpses of the young women you soon will become. Slowly, you are letting go of my hand and venturing into life on your own terms. I’m not sure who is more nervous, me or you, but it’s happening never less. There is no turning back, just moving forward. And you will be just fine because all three of you have beautiful hearts.

I know, you think I’m prejudiced because I am your mother. Well okay, that is probably true, but I’ve known the hearts of many and yours are truly beautiful. I’m proud to watch your beautiful hearts as you grow.

I see it in your feet when they walk to the one person who is standing alone in a room full of people. It’s in the high five you give to the person that just beat you, because you like to see others win. It’s in the gentle way you nurse a butterfly with an injured wing back to health. I see it in the way your nose scrunches as you try to figure out how to help your distraught sister. It’s evident in the clothes you choose to wear and your complete lack of needing to look like anyone else your age. I hear it in the questions you ask about homeless people, war, sickness, and death. I can find it in the way your lips curve into a smile after  you’ve made someone else happy. I watch it as you put the needs of someone else above your own.

God has blessed you each with a beauty that shines not just on the outside, but on the inside as well. Guard it well, it is a gift. Don’t let others persuade you to believe your beauty comes from somewhere else. Or that your beauty needs to be altered in some way for it to be truly appreciated. Be secure in knowing that the beauty you possess originates from your heart; a beautiful light in your heart.

Love you bunches,

Mom

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18 comments:

Prudence MacLeod said...

This is beautiful, Kara. She will cherish this in the years to come. You are both blessed.

Pat's Place said...

Well said!! I see that in your girls also!

Marcy Kennedy said...

Your daughters are very fortunate to have a mother who writes them a letter like this :)

Coleen Patrick said...

A beautiful letter Kara--you're daughters are blessed to have a mom like you!

Aimee said...

beautiful letter!

Kara said...

Thanks everyone, I always enjoy writing these letters to my daughters:)

Louise Behiel said...

How could your daughters be anyone other than the beautiful young women they are becoming with a beautiful mother like you? love the letter.

Kara said...

Aww, thanks Louise:)

Ginger Calem said...

Beautiful, Kara. You have inspired me to write letters to my daughter and her two big brothers as well. I especially love the high-fives to someone who beat you because you like to see someone win. Really special!

Susie Lindau said...

This is such a beautiful letter. Your daughters must be so proud of you too!
Loved this~

Minerva said...

I love the ways you find to describe the specific actions that make up your daughters' loving personalities. I am sure they will be glad you are holding up this mirror to who they truly are, particularly when they are passing through the difficult teen years. They are certainly lucky to have a mom like you who can remind them if their self-image gets fuzzy!

Beth K. Vogt said...

Beautiful words of love and encouragement so many daughters need to hear!

Ingrid Schaffenburg said...

What a beautiful post! And how lucky your girls are to have such a strong and loving woman as their Mom. I think they're gonna do just fine out there in the "real" world ;)

Lena Corazon said...

Kara, this is absolutely wonderful, and something that I am sure your daughters will treasure forever. :D

Anonymous said...

Absolutely touching! Beautiful Kara. Thank you for sharing.

Debra Kristi

LynNerdKelley said...

Wow, both of these letters are wonderful. Your words of wisdom are a beautiful gift to your daughters, and I think it's awesome that you're sharing them with others. I know there will be young women who will read these letters and appreciate your guidance. Truly amazing, Kara. Thanks for sharing. I look forward to more of your letters.

Kara said...

Wow, everyone I am so overwhelmed by your kind responses. Thank you for taking the time to stop by and read my post and to comment. You all inspire me and I'm so thankful for Augut's blogfest and all your blogs so that we can share our beauty!

Sharon K Owen said...

Kara, I loved this. Those are the kinds of ideas I want to pass along to my own daughters and granddaughter.

Thanks for sharing