A Mother's Hopes
I hope you always feel the depths of my love. I hope you take that love and lead with it in everything you do.
I hope you fall so deeply in love with your life and your people, that so little can shake you.
I hope when tough moments arise you take all rejection in stride, all failures as ways to grow, and any moment you feel lost as an opportunity to simply adjust your course.
I hope if you ever find yourself in a room where everyone decides to do what is wrong, you have the courage to do what's right.
I hope you feel strength, purpose and passion within you, but always carry the conviction to be kind above all else.
I hope you never stop seeing every morning as another sunny day despite the weather.
I hope you never shy away from laughing loudly, from being silly, from embracing who you are unapologetically.
I hope you take some things seriously, but never yourself.
I hope you understand that you don't always win. You are not always picked. And, sometimes people may not like you for no good reason at all. And, that's ok.
I hope you strive for success but determine what that looks like for you.
I hope you learn that money is just a means to an end and not the driving force for your life and happiness.
I hope you view every day as a new adventure and chase those adventures with vigor.
I hope you can look in the mirror and love the person you are, feel proud of the heart you carry, and know in every situation you are always more than enough.
I hope you experience everything you can in this beautiful, hard, happy, incredible life you've been given and allow yourself to feel every feeling good and bad along the way.
I hope despite time, distance, or circumstance you know without a shadow of a doubt, you will always have a home in my arms.