September 6, 2022

A letter to my daughter on her 1st day of Kindergarten | Sarah Tapp Photo + Events

Oh miss Adalynn,

I can’t believe you are ready to start school already! Time has gone by so fast but so slow at the same time. Nothing can prepare you to become a mom. And I’m not gonna lie, it’s been hard. Much harder than I thought. And our road hasn’t always been smooth. Some days, I’ve felt so connected to you and have loved seeing you grow. And other days are just hard. With lots of arguing and tears. And sometimes, I have no idea why I am the one that’s your mom. You’ll hear it said all the time, your kids come to you for a reason. And I’ve always heard that and thought of it in the sense that you, as a parent, have specific talents and strengths to share with your kids. …But over time, and through lots of learning and growth, I have realized that it’s you that came specifically to me so YOU could help ME learn and grow.

In your 5 years of life you have taught me more about myself and the world around me than anyone else has. You’ve helped me learn to be humble, to be calm, to be empathetic, to be compassionate, to be loving, to be non-judgemental, to let go, to have fun and to trust in myself. You’ve taught me to turn to God when I can’t do it on my own. You’ve taught me that I can be a great mom and still follow my dreams and you’ve taught me that it’s okay to struggle and it’s okay to fail and it’s okay to not be perfect.

I’ve always super looked forward to you starting school. Half because I know you’ll love it and half so I could have break for a little bit. haha. But now that it’s actually here, I just hope you know that I love you and that I’m always here for you. And that you can do this. You can do hard things, you’ve taught me how. You are going to do great things little girl. That I know for sure. I love you, and you got this!!

Love mom

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