– For Harper & Cecilia –
I hope your favorite color is always “every color of the whole, entire rainbow” and I hope you always embellish your colors with as much sparkle as possible.
I hope you remain the most kind and loyal of friends.
I hope that your hugs stay so hard and long that they bring tears to my eyes.
I hope you always believe that you will one day figure out how to turn yourself into a unicorn.
I dreamed of you just like you are for so long. I hope for a whole lifetime of loving you.
I hope you are always so proud of being so smart.
I hope that you appreciate the princesses and sometimes choose to be one, but still often choose to be the warrior and the knight and the protector of the realm.
I hope that you get to sit in sunny windows and read until you laugh or cry or fall asleep and then read some more.
I hope you’re always so friendly and easy with the adults and authority figures in your life.
I hope that you still find comfort in my arms every day of your life.
Dreams for My Daughter is a special portrait session commissioned by mothers for their daughters. Inspired by their personality, these sessions are designed especially for each girl and celebrates who they are at this moment, their connection to their mom and who they will become. Each framed heirloom of these young women is accompanied by a letter from Mom expressing their “Dreams for My Daughter.” Thank you to each mom for sharing their letter.