Letter to My Daughter
by Shannon Keith
Sweet daughter our relationship was not formed by mistake as Psalm 139 tells us “In your book were written, every one of them, the days that were formed for me, when as yet there were none of them”. You were given to me as a gift from God. From the first day I felt you inside of me, to the mornings that we argue over your hairstyle for the day. God knew that you would be a part of me and me a part of you.
I know that our relationship will not always be perfect and I would like to think in the times of imperfections that our relationship will be growing stronger. I know there are times that I try to make all of your struggles go away and you get frustrated with me. I do understand that you need to find your independence and life is the best teacher, but God gave me you as a blessing to protect, and it is my natural instinct to try and keep you from harm. So during those times, just bear with me, I will try to give you the room you need to grow, but remember, it can be difficult for a Mom to let her child go.
God does not make mistakes, and he knew that you and I would be perfect for one another. He knew that I would be just what you needed to help you learn and grow and that you would be just what I needed to be whole. As you grow to become a woman, I just hope that you understand that I cannot think of anything that makes me happier than being your Mom and watching you grow up and have a happy life. No matter where you go in life, always remember, that you have my heart and my door is open. I am so blessed that it was written in His book for you to be my daughter. I love you with all of my heart!