adult, mother, daughter


Sweet girl,

You will have your heart broken.

It is unavoidable. It is part of life.

It will feel like your world collapses and you cannot stop it.

It will feel as if the sun disappeared and the stars vanished.

Everything will lose its colour, and food will no longer be appetizing.

Music will be your only comfort, and melancholy will blanket you.

You will feel pain so palpable that you never thought possible. 

You will cry rivers of sadness that will be unstoppable, breaking against the tides of your childhood dreams.

I look at your sweet face and dread the day it happens.


I also welcome that day.

Because that will be your day of recognition, and it will be the day you are tested.

Your willpower and resilience will show, and you will discover your strength. 

You will learn to rebuild all you have lost and what has been taken from you.

My darling,

Your first heartbreak will be the first day of the rest of your life.

Do not be afraid, my love.

Be brave and be strong.

And always forgive.

Not just them,

But yourself.

I am writing you this to prepare you, but the truth is no preparation could ever make you ready for the day it happens.

When it does happen, mourn for what you lost,

But come back and try again.

For love is a beautiful experience,

And deserves a second chance,

And a third,

And a fourth.

Do not fear love.

Please do not shy away from it.

Do not curse love.

Do not take advantage of love.

And always remember;

To guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it.

3 thoughts on “SWEET GIRL”

  1. From the first word I could feel the lump in my throat forming. By “My Darling” the tears were rolling down my face. Now I am balling. Thinking about saying similar words to my daughter in a few years has me inconsolable. This is both incredibly beautiful and terribly sad at the same time. Thank you for sharing 🙂

    1. Oh Kristen, thank you so much for sharing your truth here. It was a difficult piece to write but a necessary one. It’s the least we can do for our children. Try and prepare them for life. Sending you so much love and hugs.

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