Letter to My Daughter: You are Perfect – Inspirational Letter To Daughter
One of the greatest gifts you can give your daughter is to affirm her through writing. In a world where written communication is most often casual texts, emails, tweetsa letter in your own handwriting stands out. I'll never forget when Abba Project dad Dennis surprisingly noticed that his year-old daughter Olivia not only kept the letter he wrote her but placed it on top of her desk for her friends to see.
He had completely expected her to be embarrassed by his card and hide it, especially from her peers. So, as you can imagine, his heart melted when he saw the positive impact his written words had made. The beauty of putting your thoughts, dreams, love, truth and feelings for your daughter into written form is so that she can read and reread it.
She will treasure the things you write to her both now and for years to come. Get Spirit-filled content delivered right to your inbox! Click here to subscribe to our newsletter. I'll tell you a heart story to bring this to light. My dad started a tradition a number of years ago where he creates a one-of-a-kind birthday card for all of us girls by using a template on his computer you can do the same thing by going online and doing some exploring.
Without a doubt, my all-time favorite card is the one he made for my 50th birthday. He made a list of 50 things he and my mom love about me and number 33 is the one that melted my heart:. I laughed uproariously when reading that because I had no idea he'd remembered such a seemingly insignificant thing that I'd said. But it showed me that he had listened when I said I absolutely love the sound that the choir of frogs make twice a year at the end of my street. It's music to my ears.
And he counted it among the things he loves about me. I share all of this to say that whether or not you're artistic or creative, just the fact that you notice and bring to light the unique things about your daughter, things you find adorable, enjoyable and memorable, you are providing a pathway to her heart that will be a treasure to her forever.
Yet whether or not you've written letters before, here are a few dad-to-daughter letter-writing ideas to add to your repertoire:. If writing is not your thing, still do it I know For the original article, visit drmichellewatson.
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In the same manner, my kids also know that I expect a heartfelt card from them during my birthday. I don't really expect a gift, but I will super appreciate a well-written and meaningful note. My oldest daughter just had her retreat a few weeks ago; and of course, a special letter for that occasion is also in order.
Each year, the juniors in J's school go through this spiritual retreat which focuses on discovering oneself and improving spirituality, which all leads to a better relationship with God, family and friends. As I've said, writing letters to our kids is something that we do every year for their birthday.
The birhtday celebrant in the family gets a handmade card from everyone each year. It's sort of like an unspoken ritual for us already. We all look forward to it! I don't think she'll be able to read my handwriting after one page.
To make up for my typed letter, I designed it naman. J shared with me that she was overwhelmed with the abundance of love that she felt as she was reading our letters. Achi, you know where you got your creativity from na! Hindi talaga namin pinag-usapan. I asked my close friends to write a letter for her, too. I'm not going to show my letter in its entirety, but here's one out of the five pages I wrote. After her retreat, she shared with us, as her dad and I took her out to dinner, that she read her dad's letter first, and she was crying uncontrollably by the time she finished reading his 5-page letter.
I asked permission from them both to share his letter:. Related Posts Widget. No comments :. Newer Post Older Post Home.Letter From Mom To Child - Very Heart Touching Message From Her!!!
Subscribe to: Post Comments Atom.Thanks for the reminder - I have about 30 I need to start writing now because there will be another 30 generic ones that I'll have to draft next month!
This is really interesting to me because although I've been on lots of retreats, I've never been given a letter or been asked to write a letter. Is this normally done for a certain type of retreat? I've heard of it for I recieved letters from both of those.
Pretty much any of the big retreats we went on in high school and I went on Kairos again in college have letters involved. Next year, I get to write one for my younger brother going on Kairos! I am so excited and thanks you Elizabeth for posting this! This will definitely come in handy next year when I am confused what to say! Yes, Kairos!
I find that so weird I never had to do that I went on at least 6 retreats in high school and 4 during college. I've never been on a Kairos retreat either. But I've done a lot of one that is very similar. Have any of you heard of the ACTS retreat?? Kairos is absolutely awesome.
I highly reccomend if you get the chance to go, to go!
Jim and I went together in January and I really think it helped both of us grow immensely in our faith! I have a letter from my Dad from the last retreat I completed, written just one week before he passed away.
I will cherish that letter and his wisdom and love contained within it forever! Great post. This is a great post. We attempted to have parents write letters to their children for a confirmation retreat a few years ago.
I remember one said I hope you had a good weekend at retreat. We did give instructions but some people don't get it. I think I'm an expert at this though I did awakenings all throughout college and spent many a nights writing letters throughout the weekends. I haven't done Kairos. Lisa omg that is crazy! I bet you will! It's so cool to read other peoples retreat letter experiences!A retreat can be an awakening moment, during which some encouraging words would do much.
How to Write a Retreat Letter
It can be for spiritual reasons, such as to reconnect to a god or it may follow a period in prison. Starting from one day, a retreat takes place in a remote, often isolated place, alone or with a few people. If you decide to send a letter to someone who is in a retreat, you may have experienced it by yourself or want to support the person. For this, you don't have to be a close relative of the person you are writing to. Write a short and personal letter. Think about supportive words to communicate your sympathy to the retreatant.
If you are addressing the letter to a person you don't know, there's no need to put your name or contact information on the letter. Express your feelings to the retreatant.
Write that you are glad he is having such an experience. You can briefly mention your personal experience and how the retreat worked for you. Reassure the retreatant you will be thinking about her and praying for her, if it is a spiritual retreat.
Say something like "As a gesture of love I will pray for you during this Sunday's mass, for the success of your retreat. State you will be looking forward to the person's return to finish the letter. Sign the letter with your first name. Get help from your family to write the letter. Ngalula Kabutakapua started writing in for the website Rockshock while working as a press officer for Ribes, writing articles for papers in Rome.
How to Write a Retreat Letter. About the Author.Oh, how very lucky you are to have your precious daughter, Mary Kate! And how lucky, lucky, lucky she is to have you!
Your letter is Thank you :. Thank you for sharing this letter. My daughter is going to a retreat this month and we are asked to write a letter.
Your letter gave me a lot of beautiful ideas on what to write. It really helps. Thanks again. The only thing more beautiful than this letter must be God and your daughter. Thank you for sharing! Of course, I wrote and wrote but my paper and my time were limited It needed to become this. Thanks for your patience and understanding. Mary Kate's famous Strawberry Country Cake! I love you. Please know that down to your core. Always know I love you, think about you, hope for you and wish for you joy, love and contentment in your life.
There is nothing that can happen that will diminish my love and joy in you. You do not need to earn it, prove your worthiness or show how great you are, or how accomplished or successful. I love you simply because you are you. I loved you the moment I met you at your least accomplished, most vulnerable, most needy moment and my love has only grown stronger so please trust me when I say this: you are loved exactly as you are in this moment. I credit you for teaching me one of life's most important lessons I couldn't imagine it.
But when you were born my world got a little bit brighter, my heart cracked open a bit more and my point-of-view shifted dramatically.It will send a shockwave of desire for you straight to his brain and he will HAVE to have you. In fact, when you do this Do you know your hidden name meaning? Click here to find your hidden name meaning. And who always will… You are the greatest thing that has ever happened to me and the finest accomplishment in my life.
You've brought love into my life, a love that will never fade. I remember when you were a little baby, I spent hours just watching you sleep, reveling in the joy and wonder that you have brought into my life. I have enjoyed every phase of your growth ever since. In these years, we have together experienced ups and downs in life. In many ways, you are like my friend, and my good companion. What a gift life has granted me, and how much I am blessed for having you!
My girl, wow, you are 17 now. Do you know that you have surprised me in many ways? You are beautiful, have I already told you so? You are smart, and a high achiever, you have made me a really proud mom! Best of all, you have grown into a responsible and courageous young woman, with good judgment and character. My Baobai, as much as I want you to stay close by for college, you have my total trust in whatever and wherever you choose for your future. You know, that feeling?
And I remember thinking to myself: So, this is the beginning of happiness. This is where it starts. And of course there will always be more.Your smile brings me overwhelming joy.
Your sweetness melts my heart. And your beauty lights my world. Never let anyone dull your flame. Never let the world harden you, touch the world with your gentle heart. And what ever life has in store for you, it is my hope that you remember these things: Love your body.
Take care of your body, it is the only one you have. Learn from your mothers mistakes, give your body the proper fitness and nutrition that will fuel you for success.
And remember no matter the shape or size, you are perfect the way you are. Believe in yourself. Follow your dreams. If hard work is not enough, then fight for it. Laugh often. Cry when needed. Love much. Laughter warms the heart, a good cry releases the pain and love heals all. Value your brain and your heart. Think before you speak, you will gain more respect with a well thought out opinion. Speak from your heart, what you say will be forgotten but the way you make someone feel never will.
Never put your energy into judging another but rather into being a good example for them to be. Stand up for what is Right.
The greatest things were not achieved by following the crowd but from leading one. Do what you believe is right and never falter to the pressures of others beliefs. Always lend a helping hand. Live your life with purpose and give purpose to your life. Never turn a blind eye to someone in need. Always offer your seat to an elderly person. Go out of your way to make a child smile.
For doing good deeds will reap the greatest benefits. Never break a promise. Breaking ones trust is the hardest thing to rebuild. See the world, take care of it. See the world. Preserve it for generations to come. You will always be my baby. Spread your wings, take the world head on and be the strong, independent woman you were born to be but never feel alone in this world.