Mom and author, Orla Kelly, penned a heartfelt letter to her child on that begins, “I am writing this letter to you as a permanent reminder of how wonderful you are, and to tell you that no matter what happens, you will always shine. I say this not just as your mom, but because of how much you have enriched all our lives and how you will go on to enrich the lives of others you are yet to meet…”
Orla goes on to describe how her child has touched her life, and what she loves about her child, “You speak your truth even if the world is not always ready to hear it, and you have a great awareness of what fits together in life and what doesn’t. This can sometimes get you into trouble, but the world needs speakers, dreamers, creators, inventors, explorers and you have a part of each of these…”
And offers her wisdom on life to her child as they grow, and encounter life and its adventures,”Never lose your wonderful imagination my beautiful child, even if others may poke fun at you. They cannot see the miracles and magic unfolding in your head and they cannot see the places where your adventures take you to…”
Read the Full Letter: An Open Letter To My Beautiful Child Who Will Always Shine by Orla Kelly
Visit Orla Kelly online: http://orlakellybooks.com/
What do you love about your child? How has your life been touched by the experience of being a mother?
What insight or advice would you pass on to your child – or to another mother?
Plz post in comments below!
Or, visit this link to submit your own love letter, art work, poem, etc to your child: HOW TO PARTICIPATE – SUBMIT A LOVE LETTER
|To my little birds, for whom I will forever ache, missing under my wings since 12/13/2012…
Gone, but always on my mind and in the hole in my heart that can only be filled by you,
A, R, R, Z. You are forever in my prayers and thoughts.
My hope is that you are truly happy, genuinely allowed to enjoy your childhood, and that you do not suffer paralyzing grief because of our separation.
I hold hope in my heart that one day we can sweep up the pieces, laugh and cry about all we have lost/missed, and can never again be forcibly kept apart.
This poem is by Emily Dickinson…and is my dreaded, daily reminder of you, my sweet Angelbabies…love you to the moon and back, more than ice cream, and forever and always…
“Quite empty, quite at rest,
A.R.R.Z In My Heart © 2016 Love Letters To Our Children
“Here’s to you
Every missing tooth
Every bedtime story
Here’s to Barbie cars, light saber wars
Sleeping in on Sunday
Had to crawl
Before you walked
Before you ran
Before I knew it
You were teaching me
The only thing love can
Hold hands through it
When it’s scary, you’ve got me
Won’t you stay here a minute more
I know you want to walk through the door
But it’s all too fast
Let’s make it last a little while…”
~ Nichole Nordeman
Nicole, a single mother with two children, wrote “Slow Down” song the night before her son’s fifth grade graduation.She says on facebook, “I don’t know of a more uttered or whispered phrase from a mother of any age, about her child of any age, than ‘It’s going by too fast.’ I feel like I spend my life trying to slow time. Trying to celebrate the growth and the milestones of my children, and then secretly day dreaming about building a time machine in my garage, so I can return to rocking my babies at midnight. If you’ve ever looked at your child running across a field, or striding across a graduation stage, or walking down the middle aisle of a church clutching a bouquet, you’ll know why this song is special to me. Please watch the video, remembering the moments we wish we could slow down, and sharing them with those we love most.”
Read More About Nicole’s emotional experience writing “Slow Down” and what family means to her: Mom’s song pleads for children to ‘Slow Down’ and stop growing up so fast
© K.A 2016 Love Letters To Our Children
Happy Birthday month
My Beautiful Arianna!!!
Mommy Loves you more than the Sun & the Moon!!!
You are my shining star!!
“We keep this love in a photograph
We made these memories for ourselves
Where our eyes are never closing
Hearts are never broken
Times forever frozen still
So you can keep me
Inside the pocket
Of your ripped jeans
Holdin’ me closer
‘Til our eyes meet
You won’t ever be alone
Wait for me to come home..”
“Photograph” by Ed Sheeran is a heartfelt song that talks about the pain of being away from someone that you love. The “photograph” has a double meaning – it is a snap shot of a precious moment spent together, but it also symbolizes the memories we hold in our heart.
“Oh you can fit me
Inside the necklace you got when you were 16
Next to your heartbeat
Where I should be
Keep it deep within your soul..”
“Photograph” offers a powerful message about love; even though love can be hard (especially when you are apart or estranged) “it is the only thing that keeps us alive“.
Ed Sheeran shares personal home videos in the video for “Photograph”. The song is included on his second album, X (released in 2014).
© Audrey 2016 Love Letters To Our Children
~ Child’s heart drawing and Love Letter to her mom.
The mother’s Love Letter reply.
Submitted by Audrey
PMA International: Love Letters to Our Children.
This is a finger paint flower made by my child in preschool.
“I made you a flower
With my finger and thumb
So you will have these memories
For all the years to come
Happy Mother’s Day 2014″
Sending love, prayers and support to all Mothers and their precious Children.
~ E.J. Perth © 2014
Love Letters To Our Children
“The enduring bond shared between a mother and child begins from the moment of her first touch, and lasts a lifetime…”
For Mother’s Day, SK-II skin care products released this beautiful video showing how the power and love communicated by a mother’s touch has nurtured her child throughout her life, “Too often we underestimate the power of touch. A caress across a baby’s little warm feet. A gentle pat of encouragement. These small intimate moments speak volumes and bring us together. The enduring bond shared between a mother and child begins from the moment of her first touch, and lasts a lifetime. This Mother’s Day, celebrate the power of touch with SK-II.”
The video is accompanied by a soothing piano melody and offers emotional depictions of milestones in the child’s life – her first steps, a dance recital, a broken heart as a teenager – at each milestone, the mothers is a source of strength and support for her child.
PMA International offers our love, prayers and support to all Hero, Protective Mothers and their Children.
For those mothers who are separated from their children, and children who are separated from their mothers, though you may not be able to touch each other now, may the memories, and the precious mother-child bond you share, keep you close until you are together again.
Happy Mother’s Day!