My sweet Caroline,
Today was your first day of preschool and I am both relieved and pleased to say I made it through without shedding a tear. Okay, maybe just up until the time I began writing this letter. My heart was so full of joy as I watched how excited you were to enter through those classroom doors and meet your teachers.
Now that you are starting school, embarking on this new and exciting adventure, I find myself thinking about all the hopes and dreams I have for you. Here are just a few…
Always be true to who you are. Trying to be someone else is like being second-best. The greatest relationships you will ever have will be with those who know, love, and accept you for who you are. You are such a sweet lovable caring stubborn helpful independent joyful human being.
I hope you always keep your love of learning and exploring. The possibilities are endless. The world is your oyster.
Please remember that it does not matter how popular you are. What does matter is always treating others with kindness and respect. THAT is what you will want to be remembered by.
Dream big baby girl. Shoot for the stars. Always set goals and work your hardest to achieve them. I’ll always believe in you. I am your biggest fan.
You are three years old. It happened in a blink of an eye. It feels like just yesterday daddy and I drive you home from the hospital in a snowstorm.
I woke up today and you brushed your teeth, dressed yourself, put your backpack on, and said, “I’m so excited!”
And then you squeezed me really tight with one of your special Caroline hugs. I hope you never stop hugging me like that.
I love you monkey, and I am so proud of you!