Liz O’Keeffe, Cat on a Trampoline
Birmingham, United Kingdom
MY DAUGHTER: There are some things I need you to know, some promises that I want to make: I will be a friend, I will be creative, I will challenge myself and the world around us. I will be patient, I will be strong, I will be a fighter. I will teach you to be all of these things too. I will take time to appreciate the little, wonderful important things in life, and I will let go of the things that aren’t important. I will laugh, cry and celebrate with you. I will be there for you. I will listen to you, I will value you, I will try to see the world through your eyes. I will be your student, your teacher, your advocate.
When you came into my life you changed it. You made it better. You made it complete. You are worthwhile, strong, valued and amazing. You are always in my heart. You have held it in your hands since the moment I first held you in my arms. I love you.