Kinda Crunchy Mom

September 22, 2008

A letter to my daughter at 15

Filed under: Uncategorized — by mcadmom @ 12:01 am

Dear Olivia,

Once, when you were three, you spent the evening building a slide out of pillows, a chair and a stepstool.  You worked in your undies, arranging and rearranging, testing and changing, until bedtime.  And that night I slept without a pillow because you used mine for the slide, and I promised to leave it until morning.  And after you were tucked in, you came out of your room twice, once because you’d forgotten to hug me enough, and once to think about your slide.  And I wondered at you, teared up at the beauty of the person you are, and slept happily flat on the mattress.

Now at fifteen, I know that to you I am impossibly irritating.  But my wonder at you has never, and will never cease.

Love, Mom


1 Comment »

  1. xoxoxo

    Comment by rebeccaflynn — September 23, 2008 @ 1:00 am |Reply

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