Sometimes in the mornings we like to dance. Me, you, & your sister. These mornings are my absolute fav. You're oh so full of life, and when I turn the music on you start to move.
And in these moments, with our hair & teeth unbrushed, we wave & clap our hands, twirl in a circle, and make a memory that only I will have. Because when you grow up you won't recall these precious parties. But to me... they're being etched in my mind and I know that they're something I will treasure for always.
But I do pray that in these moments that you'll not remember, you're learning something that you'll take with you throughout life... The courage to dance.
I hope that one day you won't be one of those people who goes to a dance and sits on the wall for fear of what people will think. Now, don't get me wrong... if you don't LIKE to dance, you don't have to & I say BE YOU. You rock that wall. BUT, if your heart cries out to dance and you hold back for fear of what others think, I pray that these moments will give you the courage to dance. To dance, and laugh, and live FULLY. To get down like NO ONE is watching while in a crowded room.
Because let me tell you, at 14 months old, you both LOVE to move. And I know that years of this life can teach you a lot of things. Somethings good. Some bad. And I pray that as you grow, you don't believe the lie that what society thinks of you is the most important... because it's not. I hope you don't worry about being the coolest person in the room or the prettiest. I hope you don't care about having the nicest things in life, because it's not important. It doesn't matter; they will fade away. And these moments when you can dance, they will fade away too... I just pray you take advantage of them while they present themselves.
I hope and pray that you love God & you find your identity and worth in Him. And I pray, oh I pray that you live your life fully. I hope you pick friends who make you laugh and love you for YOU. I hope you choose activities that you can use your gifts in and enjoy, rather than just doing what everyone else does. And I hope that when you're somewhere unexpected, and the music plays, I hope you throw your head back and dance. Dance baby girls, dance like no one is watching.
Much love, Your mama.