Watching the Royal Wedding today didn't make me think about my own wedding, as I had originally thought, but rather to my daughter and what she will become one day and her own wedding. Kate was such a stunning bride, full of poise and grace, but if you looked closely at her mom, who is filled with joy, you can see a tiny bit of sadness in her eyes...because today she is losing her little girl. It is hard to believe that after taking care of, loving, raising, and always being there for your daughter, one day she gets married and, together with her husband, starts a new life. I wanted to write down what I will tell A on her wedding day, that a long time ago when she was only 1 year old, I made a wish for her...
My wish for you is simple. I want you to grow up happy, knowing we love you more than we ever thought possible. I want you to find joy in what you do every day, and cherish how lucky you are to be able to do what you love. I want you to find someone who thinks they love you more than we do, and shows you each day how special you are to them. I want you to laugh each day as much as you do now, and always enjoy the simple things in life, like a flower petal on the ground, or a leaf that is left over from the fall. I want you to be kind to others, and polite to everyone. I want you to be gracious and thoughtful, but also determined and strong willed. I want you to be everything you can dream of, and then a little bit more. And most importantly, I always want you to be our little girl.