Wednesday, September 12, 2012

A Letter to my Daughter

My Dear Sweet Kayleigh,

On Monday I stumbled upon a new song by Taylor Swift called Ronan.  I should have known better than to listen to it while at work after reading it was about a 4 year old boy that died from cancer. But, I listened anyway. And then I Google'd little Ronan to follow his story on a blog hosted by his mom.  I read about his life, his diagnosis, his fight, and eventually his loss to cancer. And I cried. 

A year ago I am sure I would have felt sadden reading his story.  But now that you are here, I find that I can relate even more. I think about you and what a blessing you are to me and your daddy.  And now that you are here, I know that I can't imagine my life nor my future without you in it.  Even though I have no idea what the future holds for you, for us, for our family, I know I pray and hope that it's only the best possible. 

After reading about Ronan I came home on Monday and I hugged you, I kissed you, I hugged you, and I kissed you again. And yesterday I did the same thing. And when I get home today, and tomorrow, and the day after, and for as long as I can, I am going to kiss you and hug you and simply love and appreciate you.  You are the best thing to ever happen to me, and I am going to make sure you know it every day of your life.

I love you baby girl,

Your Mommy


  1. Aww, I just discovered this song 2 days ago and played on my drive up here... it was so sad! And Taylor Swift is so real & amazing. What a sweet & inspired letter to Kayleigh. <3

  2. Catching up on my blogs and this one brought tears to my eyes. You are such a wonderful mama and I still can't wait to meet Kayleigh!!!