Dear sweet child, as I rock you to sleep I pray for you. As I watch you run and play, I pray for you. As I wipe your tears, I pray for you. When you are with me and away from me, I pray for you. I pray for you everyday. All day. Constantly I am praying for you. I pray for you more than you will ever know. When I pray for you, my words are the same…
I pray you know my love. Always know I love you. I pray that when I wrap my arms around you, you feel safe and secure. I pray that you will never fear when I am around. I pray that you know I would give my own life to save yours. I pray you always know I am your biggest fan. No matter time or difference, I am your mother and will love you always. Forever, you are welcome in my arms.
I pray that you have self-confidence. I pray you can tackle any challenge placed in front of you. I pray that you always know your value and worth no matter what the world says. I pray that you always know you were wonderfully and beautifully made. Perfect, exactly the way you were meant to be. I pray you are always yourself because that is the best you can be. You have a purpose, and I pray you know it.
I pray your innocence will last. I know the day will come when the rose-colored glasses will be removed. I know you will see the harsh and cruel realities of the world. I pray even in that moment, you have compassion. Love. Humility. Kindness. I pray you live as though you are still wearing those rose-colored glasses. I pray you allow your light to shine bright in a dark world. I pray that you always have hope in a better tomorrow regardless of what today says. For you and for mankind, never give up. Never fall to negativity. There is bad, but there is always good. Seek it. Find it. Share it with the world.
I pray you are healthy. Mentally, physically, emotionally, and spiritually. I pray that if my own ideas of health is different from God’s, that He cradles you and cares for you in a way I never could. I pray that you don’t know pain and suffering. I pray that should you know suffering, that you realize suffering is not meaningless. I pray that He give me strength to trust His plan for your life and help you live it to the fullest.
Most importantly, I pray you know God. I pray you know there is a higher power that is greater than anything we can fathom and that this higher power loves you more than I ever could. I pray in sadness and in joy, you feel the presence of God and always know true happiness is in Him. I pray you see the goodness you can achieve with that high power and how you alone can change the world. I pray that He use you for His glory. I pray that you see His purpose for your life and that you follow it.
You are magnificent. Beautiful, inside and out. You are the ultimate masterpiece designed by our Creator. You will move mountains if only you chose to follow your heart. For all this I pray…