Dear Sweet Nora,
Today I have a love note that I wrote for you. It goes like this:
Oh Nora, how I wish I could leave you little love notes like I do your dad. I envision you at 8, opening your sack lunch at school and seeing a little message I left for you on your napkin:My Child,Since I cannot hold you.I will carry you forever in my soul.Love,Mom
I hope your day is filled with
sunshine and laughter.
Thinking of you always.
Or when you are 16 and on your way to school in the car, I don't want you driving, I would leave a note that says:
Drive safe. Wear your seat belt.
And be home by six for dinner.
P.S. I know you're too old and cool for this but...
Remember, you are my ray of sunshine
on a cloudy day.
When we drop you off at your college dorm, I would leave a note behind that reads:
When my father dropped me off at college he said wise words that go something like this:
"College is where you loss your virginity, question your faith, and find yourself. Just do it all safely."
Here's my version of it:
"Use protection for your heart and your body. Question everything and above all find faith in yourself."
I love you and am very proud of you. I will miss you madly.
P.S. There is a box of condoms in the top draw of your dresser. I wasn't kidding about using protection.
And finally, on your wedding day I would leave a note upon your gown:
I can't believe it. The day is here. Where you marry away. I am glad that you have found another soul that makes you happy and I can see the love between you both. But remember, no one will ever love you like I loved you. I am very proud of the love you have found with another.
P.S. There are no condoms this time for a reason. I want grandchildren ASAP! (I never thought I would sound so much like my mother.)
But Nora, my sweet baby girl Nora. These notes will never be written and these words will never be read. Because you will always be my baby and never my daughter to wed.
I'm sorry about that, Nora. Oh how I wish I could see you grow.
Love Always & Forever,