“My Sweet Baby Girl, I promise to dance with you in the rain, be silly with you at any chance we get, and cry with you when you’re sad. I have loved you for as long as I can remember and I promise to not only tell you how much I love you every single day, but to show you.”
This is a Mothers Promise that I made to my little girl. I was lucky enough to have a mom who was always a perfect example of these things. She taught me how to be silly and embrace life even when it gets hard. She cried with me, way more times than I can count (thanks teenage emotions and dumb high school boyfriends), and has always been SO good at expressing her love for me. I attribute a lot of my success to my angel mother. I pray that I can be that kind of a mom to my baby girl, because my heart is already full of so much love for her it’s overflowing.
I grew up most of my life as the youngest child but when I was 11 years old my parents had another baby (surprise! The best surprise ever). When I met him it was basically love at first sight, and from that day forward I knew that I was meant to be a mom. It was something so deep inside of me, so undeniable and I let everybody know that that was what I wanted to be when I grew up. So when I was 16 years old my mom gave me the book called Someday by Allison McGhee. In the front cover of the book she wrote me a very profound and sweet letter. She talked about how “Someday” I will have babies of my own and how she can’t wait until that day comes to see that kind of mother I will be. I don’t think my 16 year old self ever expressed to my mom just how much that book and letter meant to me. I’ve read it hundreds of times always starting with my moms letter on the front cover praying for the time to finally come where I get to be a mom to my OWN babies. That day is finally here and I couldn’t be happier about it.
This promise to my baby girl is not something that I take lightly. I want her to know that I mean every single word and I want her to hold me to it. In order for me to keep it in the front of my mind at all times I have written my promise on the back cover of the same book that my mom gave me nearly 10 years ago. I will read this book to my baby every single night before she goes to bed, ending with my promise to her. There may come a day when she gets sick of it or won’t want me to read it and that’s okay. I’ll silently read it and the promise I made her to myself and appreciate all the silent things my mom used to do when I was too little to comprehend just how much she loved me.
Do you have a promise that you’ve made to your little one? If so, have you kept it? I challenge you to actually write down a promise to your child and put it somewhere, like in the cover of their favorite book, so you will remember to keep it.
Along with my promise to keep my baby girl emotionally strong and happy, I vow to take care of her physical needs as well. One way I plan to do that is to always keep her comfortable and putting her in Pampers Premium diapers is the perfect way to do that. They are top tier, high quality diapers that are also hypoallergenic and breathable on your babies skin. You can find these amazing diapers at your local Walmart or Walmart.com
What’s your #MothersPromise? I would love to hear them or see them on social media! Share a picture with the hashtag #MothersPromise.
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