To my darling little kindergartener,
I swear it was only yesterday that you came into my life, you were so little and fragile. What an extraordinary little person you have become. You are a fiercely independent little girl and words will never explain how incredibly honoured I am to have you in my life.
In a few short days you will brush your golden hair, tie your shoes, put on your uniform and start kindergarten. Very soon the little world that you and I have created will forever change. This is a new chapter in your life and while I know you are ready to fly out from our little nest there are a few things I would like you to know.
I want so much for you, there are the obvious things, like an education, I know it can be boring but it truly opens up a new world for you. Read. Write. Explore. A whole new world is available to you in the words of books, the colours of art and the sounds of music.
Set goals and don’t limit yourself baby, there is nothing you can’t do and no career that you can’t have. Honey, there are no confines for your imagination. Remember to work hard. Be determined and strive passionately towards what you want.
Be brave little one. Change is scary, but also needed. Even if I could keep you under my wing for always, I know I need to step back, let go and let the world see you.
All I ask is that you be brave, that you learn with enthusiasm and try to make good friends. I ask that you be kind and trustworthy, be the type of friend that treats people right. Remember though, not everyone will be nice. Some people are negative, but my darling, this is not a reflection of you, this instead demonstrates their own insecurities. Stand on your own two feet and know who you are and under no circumstances drop to their level.
I want you to stay independent, be courageous and have conviction in your own decisions. No one else in the entire world is the same as you, and although that’s scary it is truly a wonderful thing.
Stay funny, life is not that serious, you only get one chance at it so you might as well smile along the way.
Pay attention and stay focused, but sweetheart, also remember to laugh and enjoy this experience.
Remember you don’t need to be the best at everything, but please baby girl, give everything your best go.
You are divine darling and I am equally torn between the pride of the incredibly beautiful little lady you are becoming and desperately reminiscing about my little baby. I see though, that the world is a much better place with you growing in it.
So, if you see mama wipe a tear on your first day, I promise you that this is only because of the overwhelming pride I feel towards you and how much I realise I am letting you go for all the world to see.
Stay you honey, stay fearless, stay independent. Stay loyal.
Just know sweetheart, your daddy and I are here for you always. You might be heading out into the world, but to us, you really are our world.
So darling, I dare you to be yourself. Go little girl and discover your very own place in the world.
I love you for always.