Dear sweet girl.
Only five years old and already so self conscious and critical.
“I don’t want curly hair.”
“I always lose.”
Sweet, sweet girl.
My hope for you is that you grow to be a strong, confident young woman, so my advice to you is this…
Cherish each freckle, each imperfect curl that flows down your back. Cherish the rich, dark, long, lashes that frame your eyes and the golden highlights that streak you hair. Cherish your smooth tanned skin and your long, quick legs.
Cherish your strength–strength of body, strength of will, strength of character.
Cherish your intellect, your desire to learn, your ability to do anything you set your mind to.
Cherish your quick happy smile, your laughter and your playfulness.
Cherish all your differences, your uniqueness, your individuality…all those things that make you stand out from the crowd of girls striving for acceptance.
Cherish you because before you can feel cherished by others you must first love yourself…all your goodness, all your flaws and everything in between.
You are perfect, and I cherish each and every moment of you as my daughter.
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