A letter to my daughter – 14th Birthday

You can always count on me

Whatever you do and say, I am here to stay. Writing this letter to you, my dear daughter, I would want you to know certain things in life. Since everything you do and say will have an impact on your life directly or indirectly, I am writing this letter to help you make the right decisions in life. With God giving us free will, you have yours too but be assured to choose everything in life wisely rather out of mere passion or craze. The world is giving in to peer pressure but I urge you to stay strong and not give in to peer pressure, as I will always have your back no matter what. There are things to teach you that I would rather write than say as this letter will be there for you even when I’m away. Hold on tight my little one and read this wise, as every step of yours will be a matter of your choice.

Carry GOD with you, always

I love the way your heart for God comes first, the way that you stand strong in the face of what the world throws at you. I love the way that even when your heart breaks, you hold on to the fact that sometimes doing the right thing makes you feel left out and left behind but oh, my girl…how God in Heaven smiles with pride when He sees His daughter’s faith. How He loves the woman you’re becoming. I know for sure that you are on the right track.

Love your body

Take care of your body, it is the only one you have.  Learn from your mothers lifestyle, give your body the proper fitness and nutrition that will fuel you for success.  Even when I’m not there, remember our park runs, our hikes, the gym sessions and absorbing energy from sunlight. And remember no matter the shape or size, you are perfect the way you are. Your peers are telling you are too skinny, that you need to eat a burger or two. But we both know that even if you ate 3 burgers, it wouldn’t change your beautiful body. Don’t let anyone make you feel insecure about your body. You are P.E.R.F.E.C.T.

Don’t ever settle for second best

Don’t ever give your self-respect away. No boy is worth losing your self for. Here is the catch: you are in control of how much these pressures play in your life and how much you will allow them to direct the path you are on. Think for yourself. Trust your intuition. You are smart and you know what’s right – let that be what guides you. No boy or girl deserves to control, influence direct how you should live your life. If he can’t wait, he is not worth it. You will always find the one who understands you, supports you and is willing to wait for you to be ready.

Happy 14th Birthday my Darling. I am, and always will be proud of you.

Your loving mama

17 comments
  1. Beautiful! My son is also 14. They are growing up but what a treasure she will have.

  2. Your letter made me tear up, it reminded me of my mother, amazing. Thanks a lot for sharing.

  3. I’m sorry but you have me crying! The love of mother and daughter is such a special bond. I can’t help but think of my own who is 12. How wonderful she will have this memory with you forever! So sweet!

  4. I am so proud you have shared your letter to your daughter here. And I think it is one of the best presents for her. Mother’s love is priceless.

  5. Such a beautiful letter! My baby turns half that age today – your letter brings tears to my eyes.

  6. Such a sweet letter to your daughter. One day, she will really cherish your words of wisdom.

  7. This is such a sweet letter from a mother, feels like every thing that you would wish and want to remind to your daughter is written here.

  8. What a lovely letter to your daughter. I hope she has a fantastic 14th birthday. I agree to never settle for second best.

  9. Such a beautiful letter to your daughter and happy birthday to her!!! She will do well because of your heart for her. 🙂

  10. Such a beautiful letter! I think it’s really important to stress that we, especially as women, should love our bodies.

  11. That is such a beautiful, sweet and heart felt letter to read from a mother and I was being reminded again of my mother by reading this post. Thanks for sharing your letter for your daughter with us!

  12. Happy 14th Birthday to your daughter. You are such an amazing mom. Your letter was so lovely. Lucky your daughter that she has a mom like you.

  13. Happy Birthday young lady. What a lovely letter you have written to her

  14. this is a beautiful letter. I would save this and give it to her again at 30!

  15. What a beautiful letter, this is so sweet. A mother’s love is more than our kids could ever known or imagine. Saving this.

  16. This is such an awesome letter to share. Definitely share it with her again in the future.

  17. Happy 14th birthday to your beautiful daughter! Many blessings to you both.

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