Thursday, March 8, 2012

On International Women's Day

On International Women's Day, I offer you a glimpse at my two daughters. They are small now, but they are fierce. I want many things for them in this world. I want them to be generous, with themselves and with others. I want them to know, until their eyes roll out of their heads, that they have parents who love them, love them, love them. I want my daughters to fill their heads with dreams of princesses, stars, elephants, butterflies, stories, painting, dancing, far away places, the people they love, new opportunities, and things they can't even imagine yet. I want them to love themselves. I want them to love other people.

For me, International Women's Day is now all about my daughters. So I dedicate this day to my Alyce Mary and my Shira Clementine. Love you too much, Mama.

I would also like to dedicate this day to your daughters.

Happy International Women's Day!

P.S. With thanks to Tina Fey, a prayer for our daughters.

1 comment:

  1. Love that prayer. Just read a book that made me cringe at the perils facing teenaged girls. Want to hold mine close and love them up so much that they won't feel the need to seek that attention from little jerks when they're teenagers. Your daughters are blessed and beautiful! So are are everyone's! Happy Women's Day to you and yours.