Open Letter

Today is your birthday! I act think of a special way to truly celebrate the beautiful you, the amazing you, the gifted you. I hope this day and each day that follows offers you great adventures, dream chasing and achieving, pushing through the tough times successfully,

And most of all a very happy birthday! Below was written yesterday for my Soul Child!

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Dear Skye,

It’s your birthday and I find myself thinking about watching sleep as a baby. A million thoughts ran through my mind in those days; fear, excitement, and most of all love! No ordinary love, one that is unconditional. I remember knowing I would move heaven and hell, and so much more, and I would keep you safe. I would be there for you. I also knew that I would protect like a lioness to her club.

You inspired me to go back to school for my a masters. I wanted to make sure I could always provide for you. I spent many a night reading my psychology books to you so I could study and you were read to. It was our time.

I remember going through postpartum depression and looking in your eyes, realizing I had to get help to be fully present for you. So to counseling I went. I invested in it, to be a better me, for you. I released my demons, healed, forgave others and myself, and found me. This is why I say “I am, because you are.”

You, Skye brought me to life, gave me life, helped me breath again.

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I know I can be hard, but I want you to be so much more than I am. I want you to achieve your dreams. I push myself so you see this constantly, I push you so that you never settle for nothing but the best. I try to surround you with so much love, that you will know what true love is when it comes your way. I open my heart to you so that you know my struggles and that we can get through the hard times of life. At the end of the day, I just want you to be the best you!

So this morning, I watched sleep, favoring that little baby, but so much taller now. But I still see that sweet baby I held so long ago. My little girl is becoming a woman, as much as it saddens me to see you as a woman, I am so proud of the beautiful (inside and out), loving, caring, joyful, gifted, hardworking, make me crazy (you are still a teen, so you can’t help it!) young lady you are. I couldn’t be more proud of you!

I watched you sleep and thought about the young lady you are, and the woman you are becoming. I even thought, I’ve done good…okay we’ve done good (can’t leave dad out of this). Then I thought about the family that surrounds you from great grandmother, grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins, and so many more. I can’t think of a more blessed child.

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Skye, you are an amazing child, my Soul Child, my Angel Face. You are so kind, so giving to others, but also such a teenager. I hope you will continue to grow and be the unique spirit I know you to be. I wish for you to see the beautiful person that I see every day, that blesses me and so many others with her love. I hope you surround yourself with uplifting supportive people. I hope you make all of your dreams come true.

I love you, my baby girl, more than words could ever express. I am because you are!

Happy 15th!


~ Mercia Cummings

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