By Adrienne Rich-Giuliano
So many beautiful thoughts come to my mind that make me smile when I think of you. It makes my heart want to bust open. From singing “You Are My Sunshine” to you countless times as an infant, to how I say you taught me how to be a mom, to how you seem to be such an old soul, to how you always seem to want to be there for people that seem to need a hand, or an ear, or a friend. I love you for all those things and more.
Earlier today, when your dad and I were talking to you about grades and school and stuff, you seemed to be particularly uncomfortable hearing the words “we love you.” I don’t know if it is just an age thing, the topic of conversation, or that maybe you didn’t believe the words.
I want you to know that I do love you, an indescribable amount. While I want you to learn a lot of things in school….that is what I want you to know and believe most of all. Moreover, what I feel is even more important for you, is that you like and love and take care of yourself, first and foremost. It took me a long time to understand what this meant, because I didn’t even really ever hear of this concept until I was older. Continue Reading…