Writing a Legacy to Your Daughter

Welcome to Love Always and amotherslegacy.com, a place where we can exchange our hopes and dreams for our daughters, and use writing as a tool to encourage and inspire womankind.

Dearest Daughter,

It is my wish to write you. To share the wisdom I have gained, from the paths I have walked and the lessons learned along the way; to tell the story of my existence, and the meaning of my life, thus far.

These words I choose will be powerful and written with such force, enough to empower you and forever impact your heart and mind.

This letter is a symbol of who I am and will reflect my strongest beliefs, values, and knowledge; a reflection of me, the mirror to my soul.

May this letter aid in your journey through life, in times of confusion and doubt and serve as a reminder of our lineage. It is my hope that it will give you the strength and courage to remain true to the woman in you.

Let these words embrace you with my unconditional love, and may the essence of my being remain alive within you; most importantly, use it to hear my voice when you need me the most.

For yours and the sake of your daughter(s), I leave you my legacy. May you always find comfort in my memory, where we are infinitely connected.

Your Mother

Mara McWilliams
Artist and Author


*Ironically, the Artist of this picture and one of the authors of this web site are both named Mara.

Note to Mothers:

We are all Daughters, some of us write as if we are born writers and some of us have a hard time putting thoughts to paper.
This is a general letter to be used as a guideline to help get you started on your Daughter's letter . It's purpose is to give you an idea of why you might want to write a legacy letter and some ideas you may want to write about.
From one Daughter to another, please believe me, the mere act of writing this letter will be appreciated as much as the contents within it.
Navigate to Sample Letters to read legacy letters from real Mothers ...bring tissues!



Mother-Daughter Quotes

"And so our mothers and grandmothers have, more often than not anonymously, handed on the creative spark, the seed of the flower they themselves never hoped to see or like a sealed letter they could not plainly read."

~Alice Walker

As is the Mother, so is her Daughter.

~Ezekiel 1:44

Only mothers can think of the future because they give birth to it in their children.

~Maxim Gorky

There is nothing more thrilling in this world, I think, than having a child that is yours, and yet is mysteriously a stranger.

~Agatha Christie

A baby's mother also needs a mother.

~Erica Jong

All women become like their mothers. That is their tragedy. No man does. That's his.

~Oscar Wilde (from The Importance of Being Ernest)