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Love Letter from a Mother’s Heart

by Deborah Cruz

This is my love letter from a mother’s heart for my daughters. For all the days of my life, I carry you in my heart. I carry your heart with me and  I give you mine in return; a love letter from a mother’s heart. In the few and far between quiet moments of motherhood, I often contemplate what the great lessons are that I want to impart upon my daughters. What wisdom that I can share to make them better people, to make their lives easier and more full before they are grown and I am in the letting go stage.

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My hearts I write you this love letter from a mother’s heart,

Live your life with integrity: Do not compromise your beliefs, your faith, and your morals. Fight to win but fight clean. Always stand up for what you believe in, even if it is the unpopular opinion.

Be Yourself: You are the best you that there will ever be. No one can do you like you. You are a one of a kind. You may not always feel that you fit the mold, but that is because you are special. Everyone is special in his or her own way. Know that always.

Live your life honestly: Always be honest with yourself and honest with others. There is no room for lies. It fosters distrust and a disingenuous perception of the kind of person that you are in your life. Wear your honesty with pride.

Family first: Always put family above all else. You may not always like them but always love them. Friends, careers, money will all come and go in your life but when you need unconditional love, and support your family will always be there.

Your sister is your best friend; no matter if you pull one another’s hair today. She will be the one who will hold your hand when you welcome your first baby into the world. She will know your sorrow when your father and I are no longer here. She will keep your secrets and love you always.

Live your life with respect: Have a deep and abiding respect for who you are and others will treat you with respect. Always respect others; beliefs, their choices, and how they carry themselves in the world. You do not have to agree but you cannot condemn a man because his beliefs or ways are not your own. There is room enough for all of us.

Love: Love big and love hard. When/if it doesn’t work out, mourn the loss and move on. You will have many loves in your life, enjoy and experience them all for their purpose. They are making you ready for your great love.

Faith; My child, have the same faith and love for yourself that you do in your friends, your family, and your God. You are amazing!

Be fearless; do not let anyone tell you that you can’t do anything because if you set your mind to something, where there is a will, there is always a way. Always. Perseverance, hard work and dedication to your dreams are the recipe for exhausting potential and pursuing passions. Do this always.

Breathe. Slow down and enjoy the people and experiences in your life. Life is short but it is amazing and the adventures you will have along the journey and the people you will meet can never be replaced. Walk gingerly on your journey of life and do not run the race.

Be happy. If it makes your heart smile and enriches your life do it. Don’t care about what other people think. There are little moments of bliss that we may never know because we are too busy worrying about what others think is relevant. Follow your heart.

With All the Love a Mother’s Heart can hold (to the moon and back again)

I love you and will always be here for you, no matter what you do, who you become or mistakes you may make. A mother’s love is here to pick you up when you stumble when you fall. Therefore, know this always. Even when I am gone you will always be with me in my heart.

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i carry your heart with me (i carry it in
my heart) i am never without it

e.e. cummings

What lesson or wisdom would you impart upon your child? What would you want for your child to carry with him or her in their heart?

What would your love letter from a mother’s heart say to your child?

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11 comments

abigail 2012/02/26 - 1:47 pm

beautifully written. i love it.

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Truthful Mommy 2012/02/26 - 2:24 pm

THank you! THose two little girls mean the entire world to me and sometimes I just need to take a moment to count my blessings and embrace my role as their Mommy. I’m a lucky woman to be blessed to be their mother.

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Leighann 2012/02/26 - 2:35 pm

Oh this is beautiful!
What a wonderful note for your girls to read!

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Natalie 2012/02/27 - 12:22 pm

That made me cry! (in a good way)

I would tell my children to never, EVER let anybody tell you that you can’t.

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Truthful Mommy 2012/02/28 - 9:47 am

I agree. I want my girls to not accept failure and to pursue their passions.
P.S. It made me cry too, especially the part about sisters being best friends and being there for one another after their father and I are gone:) *sniff*Sniff*

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RoryBore 2012/03/04 - 9:05 pm

Simply beautiful. definitely lessons I hope to pass on to my own daughters too.

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Truthful Mommy 2012/03/06 - 10:19 am

Thank you for your sweet words!

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The Lily Pad 2012/03/07 - 9:43 pm

Beautifully written, Im sure your daughters will always treasure this wonderful advice. You’ve inspired me to write a letter to my children with my own lessons of wisdom…

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Prakash 2012/04/14 - 8:53 pm

I am sharing some of your wise words [Ctrl + U]. Wise words need to be shared. Keep writing.. You have blessed me this day every year when I think the most about moms 🙂 ~ prakash, euless, tx

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