Don’t Let Anyone Steal Your Sparkle: For My Daughter

Yesterday my hubby returned from his usual weekend work trip in Melbourne with the most beautiful article by Angela Mollard, offering her 12 year old daughter a guide to growing up.  As I was reading , I could feel the love and hope for a wonderful life ahead for her little girl and I couldn’t help the tears welling up, as she was expressing many of the same hopes that I have for my own 17 month old daughter.  The last line, ‘Ahead are days of miracle and wonder’.  Indeed.

It was such strangely perfect timing as that same morning, I had also read another article by Lindsey Mead entitled ‘10 Things I Want my Daughter to Know‘ which so wonderfully put into words many of the same lessons I want to my daughter to learn.

How motherhood, even on opposite sides of the country and globe, holds the same hopes and dreams.

For my own daughter, this;

Don’t let anyone steal your sparkle.  You are so full of life and laughter, you greet everyone with a smile.  In years to come, this might be met with silence or even dismissed, but shake it off.  Some people have lost their sparkle along the way, some may have never have any to begin with.  May you always be as bright and beautiful and shiny as a star.

Your mummy xxx