I’ve always wanted to witness miracles in life; who doesn’t? I’m one of the blessed few that gets to bear testimony to the sweetest miracle unfolding on earth – YOU.
Coco, my daughter, you make me so proud. As I see you blossom into a beautiful tween, I am awestruck by the person you are growing up to be. You are a much better person than I have ever been and every day, you teach me things life has tried to teach me; lessons I forget when I’m trying to get through the day. Your patience, your kind heart and gentle ways remind me of what is important in life. Thank you.
As I watch you grow, I so badly want to protect you from all the bad out there. I know I can’t do that all the time. Sometimes, the best lessons you learn are the ones life teaches you. I’ve had to learn a lot of things the hard way; I am hoping sharing them with you will make it easier for you. So here you go..
Always be proud of who you are and where you come from. Because sometimes you may not know where you are going in life and it may be confusing; but knowing where youcome from will eventually help you get to where you want to be.
Always remember to be positive, confident and strong. It will help you when things don’t go your way. There will be times when life isn’t fair; but remember not to throw yourself a pity party; instead be a hero and fight till you come out victorious. Always remember you are braver than you think, stronger than you seem and smarter than you know.
Coco, always remember nothing or no one is too small or too big; so treat all with respect, compassion and kindness. In fact, try to make the small feel big; the satisfaction you get from helping someone feel better about themselves is priceless and the best part is, it doesn’t cost you a thing.
As you get older, it’s only natural to want to gain recognition from your peers, to want to belong. Remember not to lose yourself trying to be someone or something you weren’t meant to be. There is no denying it, peer pressure is hard, but try to keep things in perspective. Let your values and morals be your guide. Always go with your instinct. When in doubt, ask yourself, will my parents be proud of me; this question will be your best guide. Stay true to yourself. Don’t let society change who you were born to be. I pray that you will always be surrounded with good friends, laughter and joy.
My wish for you:
I wish you joy and happiness every single day of your life. But if life decided to teach you a lesson or two I wish it would be a kind teacher; and if it weren’t, I pray that it unleashes its fury on me while you earn a lesson or two. My wish for you is that you wake up every morning with a smile on your face, a skip in your step and a desire to want to be the best you can be every single day.
I pray that you know you can come to me with anything no matter how bad it is and know that I will still love you, no matter what.
I pray that God plants the seed of desire in you – a desire to make a difference in this world, a desire to be a good person, a desire to love life.
I hope She/He (like you said, God could be female) then guides and nurtures you and gives you all that you need to grow and inspire those around you.
I pray that you recognize all the talents you have and tap into it and use it.
I pray that you know to always be truthful to your parents because they are the only ones who will always be there for you and love you no matter how bad it gets.
My wish for you is that you know that beautiful is what’s inside and not what our eyes perceive beauty to be.
I pray you always be beautiful. I hope you know never to judge a book by its cover; yet know that the way you look matters.
I pray you will always remember this and understand the difference.
Last but not the least I pray you will always feel my undying love for you and know that no matter what, I will always love you. Above all Coco, I wish you Love – lots of it, today, tomorrow, always and forever.
By: Roshni Ramanujam