An open letter to my girls:
Yesterday, something terrible happened. Luckily, we were painting, hanging glass shelves, playing Wonder Pets, saving Baby Jaguar, and making cookies. We missed it. But the truth is, one day, you two will leave my side. You will be out in the world.
I can’t protect you. I wish I could. I can’t be there every time someone says something hurtful. I can’t be there when you make a mistake and need help picking up the pieces. I can be a phone call away to listen. And Dad and I can teach you all of the different ways we have learned to deal with such things, so you can deal with them too.
But I can’t protect you from these things. I can’t protect you from the evils out in the world. However, I will always be here to love you. No matter what. No matter how big of mistakes you make or what terrible things may happen to you, I will love you…
And that is something I can do