To my daughters:
I hope you always know how much we love you.
I hope you always know how beautiful you are.
I hope you will always know how precious you are--
that no matter what anyone says or does to you
that you would know without doubt that you are precious.
I hope that you will acknowledge that all bodies are made differently,
and that you will love and accept your own unique design.
I hope that you always know the joy and delight you bring me.
I hope you always know that you were and are wanted.
I hope the only pain you'll know will be the kind that makes you stronger,
not the kind that shatters you.
I hope you will always know that you belong.
I hope you'll always know the love of a family.
I hope you'll always know that I am honored to be your mama.
These things I hope you'll always know.