I know, just know, that my child would rather I not reveal this but….I do not want her to be me.
I wish for Abby to be more than I could have dreamed. For her to continue to see the world in color and not in black & white.
I want her to maintain her self-confidence that she can do anything she wants. Not in spite of or because she is a woman, but because she is capable.
I wish for Abby to maintain the friendships that matter and not the ones that are cool. To continue to bounce back when the newest best friend turns out not to be what she thought.
I want her to keep her sense of self. To wear what makes her comfortable, not what makes her fashionable. That she continue to wear her leggings and t-shirts and not the high heels and skirts of her classmates. I do wish she would also brush her hair.
I wish for Abby to always see her sister and never see disability. I want her aware of people with disabilities, but I hope she sees the person first.
I want Abby to continue to be an advocate for those with special needs. To speak up for those who are different. To make room at the lunch table with a child who might need extra help. To slow down at recess for a friend to catch up and enjoy the game.
I wish for Abby to learn to accept compliments as easily as she gives them.
I want her to grow her ability to build up others and not take them down.
I wish for Abby to keep wearing her heart on her sleeve. To feel the way she does and not be ashamed of her feelings. To feel empathy of another’s plight and have the integrity to stand up for what is right.
I want her to be the warrior she is for others, but use that ideal as it relates to herself. I do not want Abby to be a follower, but a leader. One that shares and demonstrates with acts and words how one person can change the world.
I wish for Abby to continue to be kind.
I want her to be as kind to herself as she is to others.
I wish for Abby to continue her own path.
I want her to succeed at being the Abby I know and love.
While I know Abby would rather me no reveal this but I don’t want her to be me. I want her to have the self-confidence, the passion and power that I struggle with obtaining. She seems to have it organically and I do not want it to be stifled. I want it to grow to be more than can be imagined.
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