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Friday, August 14, 2009

A promise to my daughter (as she lay sleeping beside a waterfall)

Zo sleeping by waterfall

So I read somewhere that if you don't do this sappy letter to your infant daughter thing that you go straight to hell, and since I'm not really into spending an eternity in some strange concoction of all our collective brainwashed religious fantasies I'll do that very thing.

Zoey...some promises for you...unedited, and sans re-writes...

I promise to always be heart wrenchingly baffled each and every time I look at you...

I promise to be everything you deserve me to be...

I promise that however much you love your Mom, I'll love her more...

I promise to apologize to you whenever I should...

I promise to do my best to keep the world wonderous, always and forever. Even when it doesn't seem so, especially then...

I promise to be someone you can be proud of...someone you can brag about...

I promise to do the right thing..always...because I know you'll be watching...

I promise to say "no" when it's important, and "yes" when I should...

I promise to introduce you to all of the people I love. I think that's important...

I promise to tell you stories about the people and places we've seen...

I promise to listen, even when I don't like what I'm hearing...

I promise to believe in you like you were a living, breathing promise yourself...

I promise to show you, not just tell you...

I promise to do what I say I will do...

I promise to laugh a lot...maybe even too much...

I promise that someday someone will tell you all about me, and you'll see me differently. I don't know who, but someone will...

I promise to play with you until you don't want to play with me anymore, and even after that until you finally want to again...

I promise to tell you when I think you're wrong...

I promise to tell you the truth...

I promise to remember that you're an individual who see's things differently from me...

I promise to feel small whenever I'm with you...

I promise that your smile will always be my favorite...

I promise that I'll always miss you more...

I promise to forget myself when I'm with you...

I promise to think of you with my very last thought ever...

1 Comments:

Blogger kaedejune said...

*tear tear tear* <3 mom

August 14, 2009 at 10:38 PM  

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