This week my little girl will be turning the big three! Honestly, there are times where I look and at her and am surprised that she is only three. She seems so smart and quick for her age. It is amazing how fast she picks up on things. The little attitude that this young lady gets sometimes however…..guuurrrlll, you’re only three. As her big day approaches, I’ve been thinking about who she will be and wanted to share three important beliefs that I wish to instill in her.
This is something I never had growing up and is still something I’m working on developing. I know we all have our insecurities but I wish more confidence for her than I had growing up. We all need someone beside us telling how amazing and wonderful we are. There isn’t a single person that comes out of the womb full of unnerving confidence. We all need that push in the start. She should know that no matter, she is capable of reaching any goal she has for her life.
I want her to be aware of her talents and know that she can develop those talents and do amazing things with them. Being able to walk into a room and walk up a stranger and start a conversation is something I struggle with extremely. My hopes are that she is able to accomplish this better than myself. Confidence is the one wish I hope for her more than anything.
As this miracle of a little person gets older I wish for her to know how worthy and deserving she is of anything she hopes for herself. I wish for her to understand that she has a place in this world and that her life has meaning and purpose. The majority of my adolescence was spent feeling like I was never good enough. I always felt like I had to be perfect at anything I set out to do, and if I wasn’t I was letting someone down. No one ever sat me down and told me that it was ok that I didn’t get a perfect grade on that test, look at all the other things I knew.
I don’t expect her to be perfect at every goal she goes for. The fact that she has set out to accomplish something is amazing in its self. My fear is that she will put too much pressure on herself to be perfect. Then, fail to see all of the wonderful and amazing things she has accomplished. No matter what she does with her life, she is impacting someone some way. Her smile and laugh can make someone’s day.
Sense Of Wonder
I hope that she is never afraid of living and to have the ability to explore and see the world. Greedily, I hope that I am beside her as she is exploring it. One of my dreams is to travel with her when she is older. Seeing places like Italy, Greece, and Ireland with my soul sister beside me is the ultimate dream. In a way, I hope that she keeps a part of her childhood innocence within her always.
To this day, I believe in the magic and the possibility that comes at Christmas. To be able to believe in something wholeheartedly and trust that anything can happen is a character that I don’t want her to lose. If she can keep that with her, then she will be able to dream. Dreams that are bigger than she is. Then, by having the confidence and self-worth, I know she will be able to work on those dreams and even fulfill them one day.