Imperfection is not..............

You are worth more than the oldest baseball card that could ever be sought after.

Though medium in stature, your heart is grand in size.  May it continue to grow.

These are the things that matter.

Your words make you who you are but your actions cement them.  Keep this in mind when choosing your way in life.

Your destiny may or may not always be up to you but every choice you make has a consequence.  Those consequences may yield good results or bad.  The result is always up to you.  What decisions will you make?

Be prepared if you are walking in the gray area between right and wrong. When confused always ask for directions.  Real men always ask for directions when they are truly lost. You can only fake it till you make it for so long.

Do not be scared to be you.  Going against the grain can be scary.  Always stand tall. I have joined the cool kids and I have hung on the bleachers with amazing people who have grown up to be more than the cool kids could ever dream. But on those days, on those cold, cold bleachers, we were considered far from cool. Today you see.  Tomorrow, will ALWAYS, surprise you. 

Sometimes, you will not fit in and that's ok.  On days observing those that surround you excluding you take note. This will teach you the recipe to include others! Including others is a great character trait to have. 

All of these things, just may,  make you a better person.  Growing pains aren't just physical.  They are also emotional, they may even be spiritual. But, they will absolutely always be necessary for shaping you to be the fine adult I believe you can be.

You are loved.

Imperfection is not a fault.  It is a starting point to achieve greatness. 

A letter for when your heart is broken

Dearest Zoey, (and all of my children)

May your heart be forever full.  There will come a day when it isn't.  You may feel helpless.  Heart break happens.  Healing is possible.  Always know this......

You are loved! Very loved! Always loved! 

Focus on the simpler times. Life is only as dramatic as you left it. 

Take a walk and notice the little things that can bring joy.  Buy your self daisies of any color and appreciate the miracle of each flower petal. You are a miracle too.

May you find solace in an animal that needs you more than anyone else. 

May you choose laughter over tears!

May you not be afraid to wear bold colors. Enjoy the magic of "flying."  Know that near or far we will never say good bye.  It will be "see you later!" 

Dear Zoey,
Heartbreak will happen. No one is perfect. Those that love you will fail you.  But know, Love can create miracles.  You are worth more than a stone on your hand, the designer shoes on your feet, and you, and you alone, determine your worth.  

A lady that knows her worth is far more valuable than a women who lets others decide it for her. 

Love you Always,

I can't wait to have (real) Coffee with you one day

Dear Daughter,

I love you but you scare me.  I adore you but hide from you.  On some days, I can't get enough time with you and others I want no more. You make me smile but you also make me tired.  One thing I know is for sure is when you move out, all grown up, I will want more time.

I am sure by then you will have changed. I wonder if by then you will have your ears pierced again.  I wonder if I will be shorter or taller than you. I wonder if your hair will be longer or shorter than yours is now.

I hope when you are old enough to drink coffee I know of these few things and many more.  I will ask you over coffee, What your favorite current song is?  Who are the people in your life that you love? How is your health?  How can I make you smile? In Between each question I will listen and drink coffee. I will sip and "try" to only give an opinion if you ask for it. (Psssst I will hope you ask but if not, that is ok)

I hope when we drink coffee your cup won't be filled with milk.  I hope it will be filled with the same as mine with coffee or tea. I hope we sip coffees from our favorite beans.  I hope you giggle and laugh. I hope I chuckle and smile.  I hope we are so taken by each other's company that we won't notice the dishes in the sink or the finger prints on the window. 

I hope we can go from place to place trying brews from all around the world and in the times when our wallets can not meet the travel we can enjoy coffee from the McCafe like we did this day.  Just your cup will be filled with real coffee and not milk.  

For one thing I know for sure, when you are all grown up I will want more time and a cup of coffee might just be what we both need. 


I was not compensated for this post.  However, I was invited to the #ClassyMommySocial and the #McCafe booth inspired this genuine post of what I look forward to when my little girl gets older, moves out, and is old enough to talk adult topics with over a nice warm cup of coffee.