Saturday, April 23, 2011

Natalie wrote me a letter

So Natalie read the letter I wrote to her yesterday for her birthday. She decided to write me a letter in response and I was so touched by it. I asked her if I could post it here and she said yes. So this is what my daughter had to say to me:
Dear Mommy,
I wanted you to know that I will always do my best. I will do my best in school and on everything else.

Also, I wanted you to know that I know I cause all the fights we have. I try so hard to not have an attitude. Being a pre-teen is so hard!

Next, I love you so much. I'm so lucky to have a mother like you. I know a couple of kids who don't have mothers and I realize I shouldn't take you or anybody else for granted. I want you to know that no matter what I say I will always love you and be proud of you.

Finally, I may say I'm grown up, but I need you now. Everything is so different and school is getting harder. So, no matter what I say don't stop caring about me or questioning me because I need you more than ever now that I'm in middle school. Love you!


Well baby girl, I will always love you too and I will never ever ever stop caring about you or worrying about you.

And it's times like these that make me realize okay what I am saying is sinking in! Glad she's still hearing what I'm saying even if she doesn't always seem to think I know what I'm talking about.