It’s hard to believe that I am actually keeping up on this personal project. Everyone that knows me, I mean the ones that are really close to me knows that I always have tons of projects in hand but never really get to finish them. But this is really special and really close to my heart. Something that is really personal to me and I know that my daughters will appreciate years from now.
You can find last month’s letter here.
My Dear Chloe,
Summer 2012 is almost to an end and you’re about to start 6th grade. I can’t believe how much you’ve grown. Not only physically since you’re almost as tall as me at 11 yrs old (I’m 5′ 5″), but also grown as a responsible big sister to Julia Moon. You don’t know how grateful I am of you for doing all what you do to help us out. I probably don’t say it as often but thank you! Thank you for taking care of your sister during this summer. I know it gets quite boring sometimes as I know you now have different interests than Julia, but I know you are trying to be the best big sister for her and you should know that Daddy and I appreciate what you do.
And as a thank you, your Dad and I try to take you guys on places where we’ll all have fun as a family. We’ve hit out limit on trips I think but it’s all worth it. Disneyland last June, Vegas in July, we’ll be hitting more beaches in Aug and Hawaii in September. I think you and your sister deserves all of that.
I also wanted to thank you for being so patient with me. You’ve always been, ever since you’re a little girl. I remember taking you to Disneyland, I believe you were 4 yrs old the first time we took you. We didn’t bring a stroller. I never heard you complain or cried about walking too much at the park. Maybe because you were having so much fun? Who knows? All I know was that you’ve never really given us a hard time – no tantrums and no complaints about anything.
And even now, when I ask you to do something for me and I want it done a certain way, you just do it like how I would do it. Like folding your clothes they way I would fold it, putting up the dishes, even wiping counters/sink, etc.
I want you to know, I am very proud of you and I love you ever so much. I’ve learned so much from you Chloe, you just don’t know it. You’ve taught me how to care for a baby and be a responsible mother at a really early age. You’re my very first ever true love and don’t you forget that. A love that only mothers would understand. Yes we have our mother-daughter disagreements from time to time but it’s just a part of you growing up, it’s a part of your journey.
Like I told you before, I know what exactly you are going through because I’ve been there. And that’s why I loosen up the slack sometimes. I just hope that I don’t loosen it too much that you’ll forget I am you’re mother. I expect you to have fun and treat me as your best friend but always remember to never lose respect.
Until my next letter my dear Chloe…