I am so excited for this new project I'm about to embark on :) I've been invited to participate in a blog circle with some of my other favorite friends and photographers, that focuses on our beautiful daughters. Once a month we will share a "letter to my daughter," something I've composed in my head all the time but have never shared with my own little lovely, or anyone else for that matter. But, that's why I live and breathe and click these days, to capture these little moments, and I'd be absolutely remiss to let even a second go by without finding a way to preserve it forever. So, without further ado, please enjoy this month's letter to my beautiful Claire <3 And when you're done, please check out my uber talented friend Jessie Wixon's letter to her gorgeous girls.
My Dear Claire,
My sweet, sassy, sensitive girl.
How do I love thee? Let me count the ways.
I love thee to the depth and breadth and height of all the peanut butter jellies in the whole world. Which, you will always get all over your face, belly, hands, and hair, because eating neatly is for some other baby, somewhere else. You realize that life is messy and the best part can't be found without a little work. You will never stop digging right in.
I love thee to the level of every coffee table in the world, because I realize there is no better height from which to Magnadoodle your masterpieces into this world. I understand your need to climb and reach, baby girl, and I encourage you to keep climbing, keep reaching, for there is no coffee table too high, no Magnadoodle too big for you to conquer.
I love thee with a love I see you give freely, to your family, to your friends, to the world as a whole. I love the love that comes from your every pore. You have the sweetest soul.
I love you, my little one. Thank you for being you.
Love, Mommy <3