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?
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|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
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
Dedicated to all Mothers…
“You were there for me to love and care for me
When skies were grey, Whenever I was down
You were always there to comfort me
And no one else can be what you have been to me..”
~ “A Song for Mama”
Boyz II Men released “A Song for Mama” in 1997. This heartwarming song is written from the voice of a child who is offering his gratitude, and appreciation to his Mother.
“A Song For Mama” was also the theme song for the movie “Soul Food”, a movie about how powerful a mother’s love is to hold a family together.