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Letters to My Daughter: January 2014 January 31, 2014   0

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I can’t remember where I first stumbled upon a “Letters to My Daughter” style post, but I knew right away it was a project I wanted to do for my girl. One letter, once a month, bound into a tangible book at the end of the year. There’s something about having memories written down to read and re-read over and over again that really appeals to me.

Because of how late I waited to have her (and really I say that like I’m ancient when I’m not), I worry I won’t be around to share how I feel with her, what makes me tick and those things that have defined my life. These are also for me, for when old age grabs ahold of me and I start to forget what once was.

So here begin the letters to my daughter…

——————– ❤❤❤ ——————–

January 31st, 11:33 A.M.

My wonderful girl –

This is the first time I’m writing you a letter. Not because I can’t talk to you directly, but so that when I start forgetting the details of raising you, you’ll have something to look back on and remember. You’ll have a piece of me always, whether I am with you or not. And in truth, I wish I had start writing letters to you earlier.

When you were born, I almost couldn’t believe it. This tiny little thing laying in my arms. Oh so plump from the petocin they gave me, because I had a hard time delivering you, but there you were. 10 perfect little fingers and 10 perfect little toes. No one could be more perfect.

And as you’ve grown, you’ve just become more beautiful by the day. I remember you so small thinking I could never love you any more than I did at that moment, but as each day passes, I love you more and more. I read the other day that a parent’s love for a child is the closest we will ever come to understanding how much God loves us. I feel like God uses you to melt away all the frigid corners of my heart and show me how much He loves me…and it just makes me love you that much more. Aside from your daddy, you are the best thing that has ever happened to me.

You are now 3 years and 4 months old. But you’re so tall you look like you’re 5! And sometimes I forget you’re still a baby and reasoning is beyond you. You’ve been spending a lot of time in the corner and just the other night, Daddy had to take away the toys you thought you could take with you. With your back turned to us, sometimes we can’t help but giggle at the predicament.

You take ballet… are friends with a little girl, Lilly, who you adore and call your “best friend”… love to play with Legos and drink tons of strawberry milk. We’re still trying to potty train you: You – 3. Mommy & Daddy – 0… and it’s giving me premature grays. You cover my mouth when you’ve deemed I’ve given you too many kisses and you tell me “That’s enough!” when I’ve taken too many photos for your liking.

You have attitude… And we’re in trouble.

If I haven’t already told you today, I love you oh. so. much.

❤ Mami

 

January 2010

January 2010 – When I first found out

January 2010

January 2010 – The first of many more “pictures” to come

September 2012

September 2012 – Spending time with Nana

October 2012

October 2012 – The one and only time we ever saw you suck your thumb – Abuelita was holding you

December 2010

December 2010 – What would become our first Christmas card photo

 

 

February 2011

February 2011 – Mami realizing she needed more photos of you and her

April 2011

April 2011 – Happy Easter!

September 2011 - Happy Birthday!

September 2011 – Happy 1st Birthday!

September 2011

September 2011 – 2nd trip to the beach

 

 

January 2012

January 2012 – Learning to feed yourself

March 2012

March 2012 – Mimicking Mami

April 2012

April 2012 – Fishy face kisses

September 2012

September 2012

September 2012

September 2012

September 2012

September 2012

September 2012

September 2012

September 2012 - Happy Birthday!

September 2012 – Happy 2nd Birthday!

October 2012

October 2012 – At the beach in California visiting Nene

November 2012

November 2012

December 2012

December 2012

 

 

January 2013

January 2013

April 2013

April 2013

May 2013

May 2013

June 2013

June 2013

July 2013

July 2013 – Playing at the park with Daddy

August 2013

August 2013

September 2013 - Happy Birthday Sweet Girl!

September 2013 – Happy 3rd Birthday Sweet Girl!

September 2013

September 2013 – First day of weekday school

September 2013

September 2013

October 2013

October 2013 – You with your best friend, Lilly

 

 

January 2014

January 2014

 

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About the author: Yazmin

Hi! I am Yazmin, a natural light, lifestyle photographer living in the Atlanta area. I am a Christian, a mother, a wife, a daughter, a friend, a geek and coder. Thank you for stopping by my little slice of the “interwebs”!


  1. Maria Babin says:

    February 1, 2014

    Yazmin, thank you so much for visiting my blog and for your sweet comment! I just had to come take a peek at your blog and I am in love! Your photography is gorgeous! I love your blog! Looking forward to hearing from you again. Good luck with your 365 project! Bisous xo
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    • Yazmin says:

      February 2, 2014

      Thank you for stopping by... and for the compliment on my photography! Flattery will get you everywhere. ;) Reply

  2. LaShawn says:

    February 1, 2014

    What a beautiful letter! i love all of the photos!
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    • Yazmin says:

      February 2, 2014

      Thanks LaShawn! I found myself crying as I wrote it. It reinforces the thought that this isn't just for her, but for me, too. Reply

  3. Lori j. says:

    February 3, 2014

    What a beautiful letter, Yazmin! Someday your daughter will treasure each and every word your write down for her now. I've been writing letters to my kids weekly, though I don't put them on my blog. Like you, I wish I would have started this a long time ago.
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    • Yazmin says:

      February 6, 2014

      Weekly? That's some serious commitment, Lori... but I think more accurate. You can get some great stories into the letters that way. I noticed thinking about this month's letter, there are so many little things I want to say, but they escape me from one moment to the next. I may need to start writing the letter by making notes before I even sit down to actually *write* the letter.
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