To my daughter . . .

I will never be the best at doing your hair in pretty braids and elegant buns, but I will do my best to tell you how beautiful you are every day

I will never be the best at showing you how to use contour makeup and different shades of eyeshadow, but I will tell you how your eyes are beautiful just as they are. 

I will never be the best at teaching you algebra, or any math homework for that matter, but I will do my best to encourage you to ask questions and be patient. 

I will never be the best at understanding every sport or musical instrument you choose, but I will always be there in the stands cheering you on.

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I will never be the best at telling you how to stand up to mean girls, but I will demonstrate how to be kind to everyone. 

I will never be able to pick out the perfect outfit for your first dance, but I trust you will find the perfect style for yourself. 

I will never be able to tell you the right words after your first heartbreak, but I will be here to scoop you up and tell you everything will be OK. 

I will never be able to tell you what your non-negotiables are, but I will instill in you a moral compass and a loving heart.

I will never be up to date on the latest TikTok trends, but I will be here to remind you that the only trends that matter are family, faith, and love.

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I will never be able to show you how much I love you, but I will tell you every day with hugs, kisses, and prayers. 

I will never be able to be with you 24/7, but I want you to know I will always be with you in your heart and you in mine. 

Rachael Ramas

Rachael is a writer and chief encouragement officer to her fam of four. She is a Jesus lover, baby hugger and schedule juggler. As a midwestern girl living in a South Florida world, she enjoys transcribing her time raising her fournager daughter and wild man one year old. She doesn’t take herself too seriously but does her kids bedtime.