As you lay here in my arms I can’t help but look at you and dream of what kind of future you will have. I am so blessed to be your mother and want you to know that no matter what life throws at you… you can do it. So here is a short list of things that I want you to remember, no matter what…
1. Walk tall, be confident, and set high goals.
Ivy you can do whatever you set your mind to. Do not let anyone tell you differently. Your mind is a very powerful thing and if you set it to accomplish something, you will! Have faith in all the abilities you were blessed with. You will always have support from your Mom and Dad!
2. When you are having a bad day, count your blessings.
As you grow up you will have “bad days”. But think to yourself “Are they really that bad?” Remember all the good things you have in your life. Do not take one single day for granted little lady. I do not care if you get a bad grade on a test, you miss the game winning shot, or you get in trouble…life goes on. Please remember to always say “I love you” to the people you care about and remember the less fortunate.
3. Be compassionate and do not judge.
You will learn in your life that sometimes you do not know the whole story. Please do not judge others. Be compassionate and understanding to what others are going through and who they are. Spread love to those who need it. Do not block others from getting to know you and be the best example to those around you. Never forget where you came from.
I love you more than anything my sweet girl,