Dear Zara : Letters to My Daughter

Dear Zara

Today we had a full day of fun together. We went to a coffee shop for breakfast. You had raisin toast which is your favorite right now. We walked to the library for story time. I held your hand and you walked. You wanted to walk by yourself. We went to dollar store and you picked a ball to buy. We went to the park where you splashed in puddles and learned to throw the ball. You loved going on the swings and tried to climb the biggest slide in the park. I am exhausted! It was awesome! You are growing up too fast! This week you learned to say Apple, Ball, Bath, Sit, Wet and Elmo.

I love the days we spend together. It is as if time slows down. I wish I could do this everyday with you.

But I work. I work part time so I can be with you for these moments. And I still feel like I am missing out. I hope when you get older you understand why I work. I work so I can provide you the best life. I work because I want to be a role model for you. I work because I need to still be me which makes me a better mom to you.  I work so I can afford to give you the life you deserve to have. I work so you don’t miss out on anything.  I work for you.

I want you to know that it isn’t easy for me to be away from you. The best part of my day is coming home to you. I love how excited you are to see me when I come home. But it also hurts because I know you miss me.

I hope you will read this one day and remember the awesome mommy-daughter days we had. It is easy sometimes to forget days like this. But I wanted to write to you so we don’t. This was more than just a Friday to me because I was able to spend it with you. You make every day special.

Love you forever Zara bear.

Your Mama

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