You’re not a tomboy, You’re a Girl – A Must Read
After reading this article, I smiled and fell in love with my daughter all over again.
My daughter is not a princess, in fact she is a force to be reckoned with – that which is her greatest strength and yet her greatest weakness. She is a beauty. She is loyal. She is fierce. She is a mighty girl.
She will have great achievements in her lifetime and with that will come great lows, for in order for one to succeed one must fail greatly again and again. Unfortunately this means great heartbreak, for everything she does, she does with passion. But her victories will be mighty, for she is a girl.
She will not sit to have tea parties and my little pony playdates with you or get excited to try on dresses. She hates the colour pink (for now), loves sports and thrives when she is pushed to succeed. She needs to be challenged and in doing so she will challenge back. Be prepared for she is a mighty girl.
Ryleigh Schmidt, my girl – you are a warrior. You have a beauty that sets you apart. You are kind and genuine and full of a deep passion for others. A blessing to your father and to myself as your mother. Stagnancy and mediocrity will never be your forte for you are a mighty girl.
As C.S. Lewis wrote to his grandaughter regarding the Chronicles of Narnia,
“I wrote this story for you, but when I began it I had not realized that girls grow quicker than books. As a result you are already too old for fairy tales, and by the time it is printed and bound you will be older still. But some day you will be old enough to start reading fairy tales again. You can then take it down from some upper shelf, dust it, and tell me what you think of it. I shall probably be too deaf to hear, and too old to understand a word you say, but I shall still be your affectionate Godfather.”
Fairytales teach us that even dragons can be defeated.
This adventure we call life has many twists and turns and you will be put to the test. The dragons will come in many shapes and sizes.
Stand firm. Listen and learn with a humble heart and someday as you become more and more you, this adventure called life transforms into a fairytale and you will slay dragons. For you are a mighty girl.
XO – Mom