“Mommy am I pretty?” Yes baby you are beautiful, but it is not just your looks that make
you beautiful. It is your strong determined soul and the kindness your heart shows.
“Pretty is as pretty does”
I remember the morning we first met.
My tummy had swelled as you grew.
I knew you were a girl long before the doctor told me.
I felt it in my heart and soul.
You were the girl I had always dreamed of having,
you were the pink and glitter I could not wait for.
The princess my castle needed and the best friend I could not wait to meet.
The morning we met, your big brown eyes stole my breath.
Your curly hair and sweet spirit melted all my fears of being a mommy.
You helped me to be strong, you showed me what true beauty really looked like.
You taught me to mother, you taught me what love really was.
When I was scared, I knew I could be strong for you.
When I doubted my own strength, I knew I could dig deep down for you.
You grew a bit,
you were strong, too strong.
You were beautiful, too beautiful.
You scared me with your strength and inspired me to be more than I ever dreamt I could
be.
Your strong spirit was so hard to parent,
you rocked our world with your determined soul,
but I did not dare to crush it.
We used to spend our afternoons at the most beautiful make believe tea parties,
wearing our tiaras, trying different red lipsticks and pretty nails that glittered.
These were my favorite afternoons,
we played barbies and dress up.
We sprayed glitter in our hair, and danced around in princess dresses and tutus.
“Mommy am I pretty?” You would ask as you twirled about, Yes baby you are beautiful,
but it is not your looks that make you beautiful. It is your strong determined soul
and the kindness your heart shows.
“Pretty is as pretty does.”
You grew a bit more and afternoon tea parties were soon replaced
by legos and trips to the park.
School demands took over our mornings and sports invaded our afternoons.
You handled the schedule change with such grace, such strength.
Your kind heart brought about friends,the strength you possessed helped you to excel.
Your beauty went so much deeper than just your precious smile and glittery eyes.
You still grew, as my heart swelled with sadness and excitement,
I watched my sweet baby that I once knew
turn into a long legged teenager that I sometimes did not recognize.
Legos and trips to the park were replaced with real make up and friends.
You loved mascara and my blush.
You stole my favorite lip glosses and earrings.
You began to chat on the phone, replacing barbies with emojis
You loved to draw, replacing tutus with sketch books and art pencils
You loved to sing, replacing tiaras with a guitar and recording microphone.
You are strong, too strong.
The world will try and tell you no, but I trust your spirit.
You will not accept this no,
you will wrap it in glitter and place your own shine for the world to see.
You are beautiful, too beautiful
The world will try and steal this from you, but I trust your strength.
You are courageous and will carve your own path.
You will display a real beauty, with such grace and style
you will stop others in their tracks
and have to world open up for you.

“Mommy am I pretty?” Yes baby you are beautiful,
but it is not your looks that make you beautiful. It is your strong determined soul
and the kindness your heart shows.
“Pretty is as pretty does.”

MacGorman12

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