she is strong + a giveaway

Proverbs 31:25 “She is clothed in strength and dignity and laughs without fear of the future”

dear madison, this post is for you sweet girl. i need you to know some things. from my heart. i need you to know first and foremost that you are so much stronger than you will ever realize. you, baby girl, can do anything. and yes it’s a parents job to be a protector of dreams and an encourager of adventure. it’s my job as your mom to help you realize all that you are worth. especially in a world such as we live in. i do not want you to grow up thinking you are not enough. pretty enough. smart enough. fast enough. strong enough. funny enough. lovable enough. perfect enough. you are imperfectly perfect. you were created in His own image. i hope that the reflection of His beauty shines in your life. and that you realize you have a purpose. you have a path. and you can choose which way that course runs. i need you to know that the only standards you need to live up to are your own. you are and always will be enough. you deserve happiness. you deserve love. you deserve success. i pray every single day that you are better than your old mom. that you realize when opportunities present themselves, and that you realize how lucky you are, before it’s too late. my hope for you is that you have no regrets. that you get the chance to try everything & that you will grow into a strong woman. one who will realize her worth. one who knows she can change the world, if she wants to. i want you to possess all the things that i lacked previously in the stupidity of my youth. it takes some of us quite a bit longer than others to get where they are going. and i’ve found my way here, to happiness, finally. the round about way, and with lots of regrets that sometimes weigh me down but for the most part i have made my way to a place i am at peace with. and a whole lot of this has to do with you. and your dad. i want you to know that your dreams can be as big or as little as you want them to be, but please dream. please be a chaser of dreams. a doer. a lover of life. a faithful friend. i hope you laugh a little too much, and that you know you always have me in your corner. forever. and ever. you will always be the entire world to me. and if you ever get to a point where the weight feels like it’s too much, home will always be there. our door will always be always open. my shoulder is always yours to cry on. my smiles are reserved for your victories. my arms are always yours. and make sure when you go out into the world, you know who you are. a daughter of God, the light of my life and your daddy’s little girl. your dreams (whatever they turn out to be) matter & so do you.

in honor of strong women everywhere i am teaming up today with She Is Clothing to giveaway one of their Elle Est Forte black & white tees. to enter please visit my instagram & for additional entries please visit the She Is Clothing site & leave a comment here letting me know what your favorite product is. also right now in honor of mother’s day, use code LOVEMOMS for free shipping (through friday!)

3 Comments Add yours

  1. Dagmar moretti says:

    I love the she is sweatshirt in charcoal’

  2. Ashley Carlson (@loveusadie from instagram) says:

    Absolutely love the Elle Est Forte Children’s shirt in Black!

  3. Tara says:

    I like the original white and the gray vneck! Can’t decide! 🙂

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