Good Reasons to Write Your Daughter:
Leaving your legacy.
This is our chance to pass down our strongest beliefs and values.
To tell our daughters what matters most in life and to let them
know who we really are deep down to the core. Our
letters will help our daughters build self-esteem, have confidence
in themselves and their decisions, and find a sense of self by
knowing and understanding who her mother is and where she comes
Give your daughter a voice. We are the ones that
will empower our daughters first, by letting them know they have
a voice and the right to use it. We are the ones that will let
them know that they count and their voice matter.
the Mother-Daughter bond. The Mother-Daughter relationship
is a divine bond and it is up to us to teach our daughters that
it should always be kept sacred. By writing to our daughters,
we are taking the first step in strengthening our bond and keeping
It is Family that defines the very essence of our identity.
Our letters will be handed down through generations and will empower
every daughter to come. If you want to keep your family ties strong,
this is definitely one approach. It is my hope that our daughters
will see the importance of keeping the chain going so that we
may stay linked to our lineage. A strong family gives us and will
give our daughters something to be proud of and strength when
faced with the challenges that life will bring us. By keeping
our family lines strong we are giving our daughters roots and
by letting our daughters know that they are loved no matter what,
we are giving them wings.
Giving thanks. Your life changed dramatically when you
became a mother, right? When we became mothers we automatically
became role-models. That means we are responsible for inspiring
our daughters to be good and to do good things, maybe even great
things. So, isn'tít it the truth that it is our daughters who
have actually inspired us first? If you have read Merceyís
Letter you will see that she was acknowledged and thanked
for being an inspiration to her mother.
Letter writing is a good tool to use for expressing your vulnerability.
Mothers parent the best way they can and mistakes are inevitable.
Itís a chance to show that we are human and imperfect and that
itís ok to make mistakes. I think writing makes it a little bit
easier to admit your mistakes, make apologies and ask for forgiveness.
Some might think that it takes away from the sincerity but I believe
itís the effort and the act of admitting and asking that counts.
letter will bring her straight to your heart EVERY TIME she reads
time our daughters read our letters, it will bring them home because
they forever live in our hearts. Our words will keep us forever
connected with our daughters. Every time, our daughters will be
able to hear our voices and catch, again, a glimpse of our personalities.
Our letters will be everlasting, the same as our mother-daughter
bond. It is ultimately, our voices that will rise up in them and
shape who they will become.
have the power and the responsibility to make a difference in
the lives of our daughters. I think one of America's
problems comes from having to work so much. Since women are trained
from a young age to put everyone else first, yes, it's important
to have something for ourselves. But, our children should be our
first priority because they are our future.
we should be driven, especially as women but creating emotional
health for them should be number one. "No success can
compensate for failure in the home". All daughters crave
the acceptance of their mothers and want to make us proud of them.
So, this letter is your chance to build a foundation for their
future by letting them know that you believe in them, that they
deserve better, and you expect them to make better life choices.
"We are our Daughter's Mothers. It is ultimately,
our words that will ring in their head for eternity."
Writing of any kind, including letters can clear a path for growth.Word's
have the power to make us feel. When we connect with our emotions
we also begin the process of healing. It is the same when we use
writing as a way to connect and communicate our feelings. Letter
writing is a good way to start the healing process. It will bring
closure and pave the way for growth.
is the perfect gift. What a perfect gift for
any occasion. There is no greater gift than a letter because it
is personal. Remember when we were little, how excited we got
if we got mail of any kind? Letters are exciting because they
are personal and it takes time, thought and emotion. It comes
from the core and if someone actually took the time to sit down
and write it then you know that you are important to that person.
What is a letter? LETTERS ARE WORDS WRITTEN
FROM THE HEART AND GIVEN AWAY, THEY CAN NEVER BE TAKEN BACK. IT
IS FOR EVER......
letters can and will be used as a reminder that our Daughters
are loved and always will be. All these years, My
Mother's letter has been there for the days when I have questioned
myself and was doubtful, caught up and forgetful, lost and scared
or lonely, have felt out of place, disliked, misunderstood or
unloved. Itís been there when I have needed to hear her voice
or catch a glimpse of her personality.
her letter has been there when I needed to hear what every daughter
on this earth needs to hear, that her mother loves her. It is
all of her written words that have helped me to keep my faith
(or find it again). It is her powerful words that on so many occasions,
has changed my inner voice to a screaming ďI can and will persevere!Ē
On a realistic note. There is both, good and
bad in the world. The bad will "reach out" when
our daughters are most vulnerable. No matter how hard we try to
shelter our daughters, life will happen and there will be times
when our daughters will be vulnerable. Part of motherhood is the
responsibility of keeping our daughters safe. By writing letters
to our daughters, we will be instilling inner strength and belief
in themselves to carry them through.
may manifest in our daughters
Peace of Mind. When you are finished with your
letter, you will feel a sense of relief. You might even cry. It's
scary being responsible for the emotional, spiritual and physical
health of another living being. It's a tremendous responsibility
to raise a child, be it son or daughter and the responsibility
of another life is tremendous. We do the best we can and have
to try not to feel bad about our mistakes. When you finally finish
writing to your daughters and read over it, you may ask yourself,
did I tell her everything? Did I miss something? Was I wrong in
expecting these things of her? I promise you that you will read
it and say "This is who I am and my daughter
must know me and the things I believe in".
EMPOWERING WOMEN, ONE DAUGHTER AT
means the driven force within us, our love for self, How
it is to Nurture it."
not only have the power to effect our emotions, but, also
our minds and spirit. It is possible for the spirit to be
chipped away at, weakened, broken or depleted. If for some
reason, this should ever happen, our letters will restore:
- Their inner voice.
worthiness of love and acceptance.
- Belief in themselves.
- The ability and courage to take
back their power.
- Restore their emotional health.
- Become whole again.
of verbal and emotional abuse
letter, she talks about the ten commandments and how
"God didn't say thou shalt not kill humans" He
said thou shalt not kill" I believe she was talking
about the human spirit.
is who I am and my daughter must know me and the things
I believe in".
time to heal. Death is inevitable. I know it's not something
that we want to think about but it's a realistic thought and
this is one way to prepare. Someday, our daughters will have
these letters to help them through the grieving process of our
passing. At first, their grief may carry them through but our
letters will help them learn to carry it, instead. It takes
time to heal and our letters will be used as a tool by pulling
strength from our words. Our letters may be put away for a while,
maybe when the healing starts but they will always be available
when our daughters are in need of healing again.