Here is letter #2 in a blog series called “Letters to Our Daughters”, a blog circle of lovely and talented photographers from all over. Once a month we have committed to writing a letter to our daughters, to create a keepsake of heartfelt thoughts that we and our daughters will cherish. If you’d like to read their stories, too, you can click on the next link in the circle and visit Brenda’s Blog.
These images were taken on a whim when a beautiful snowfall began one afternoon. I am so glad we took the time and effort; these are my favorite portraits of her to date. My little snow angel…
What I Like About You
My Dearest Little One,
I like how you march to the beat of a different drum. While all the other girls talk about princesses and Barbie dolls, you talk about Spider Man and try to think of ways to catch the Loch Ness Monster. I like how you don’t fit into a mold. I like your spunk and your goofy sense of humor. There’s no one else in the world like you! I hope that as you grow up, you can ignore the pressure to be like everyone else, and continue to follow your own star.
I like how you have a special compassion for animals. You talk about growing up to be a veterinarian or animal medic at the zoo. And a rock star like Lady Gaga. At the same time. You have a lot of dreams, and I can’t wait to see who you will be, what you will achieve.
I like your zest for life, your spirit. You are passionate in everything you do; you want to soak up all that life has to offer. And you are always up for an adventure!
I like how you dance like nobody’s watching. You dance with a freedom that most people will never know. I hope that is something you will be able to do all your life.
I like your creativity. You have such an imagination, and I hope you never lose your sense of wonder at the world.
I like the kindness in your soul. I know your heart, and it is beautiful. You are sweet and kind and good.
I like you and love you more than anything in the whole world, little girl!