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One day, when you're older, maybe 15 or so, you'll think you know what love is. You'll meet someone, you'll have a crush. That crush might become something timeless and never-ending or (like many first loves) it might fizzle out and make way for something new. You'll think it was the greatest love in all the world until one day, when you're older, maybe 25, you'll think you know what love is.
You might meet in college or at work. Maybe you both love dogs and funny movies. You share dreams, goals, love and laughter. You decide to get married. You have a wedding more beautiful than you ever dreamed. Daddy will stifle tears as he walks you down the aisle. And you'll think you know, for sure this time, what love is.
But then one day, if you're as blessed as we have been, you'll welcome a baby into your life. A tiny perfect miracle, proof that God is real. And you'll love that baby so much from the very moment you learn of her existence. And you'll think you couldn't possibly love her anymore than the moment she is handed to you, swaddled and unimaginably small. And you'll realize that the love you thought couldn't possibly get bigger is growing all the time until your heart feels like it might burst. 
And then, you'll know what love is.

XOXO,
Mommy


To read more inspirational Letters to our Daughters, follow our blog circle! Start by heading over to Kelly Smith's blog to read her sweet letter and see her beautiful photographs of her children.
Kristy
02/20/2013 5:11pm

What a precious and sweet letter. She's gorgeous too! :)

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Jessica
02/26/2013 11:02am

Thank you Kristy!

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02/20/2013 6:23pm

I love your letter. What a great description of what it's like to be in love. Your pictures are great too!

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Jessica
02/26/2013 11:03am

Thanks Kelly!

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02/20/2013 8:54pm

Yes, the love that a mother has for her child is like no other. We are so blessed to experience this love. Beautiful photos, as always!

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Jessica
02/26/2013 11:03am

Thanks Carrie - it truly is a blessed experience!

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02/20/2013 10:08pm

Really lovely letter and it pairs perfectly with this wonderful series of pictures. That heart skirt is just too cute! Love seeing your girl -- she is too adorable!

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Jessica
02/26/2013 11:04am

Thanks Davina <3 I loved this skirt so much because it reminds me of the Valentines Barbie (which was my favorite ever!) from I believe 1983. I bought her one last year and my mom bought her the same one this year!

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02/21/2013 9:47am

What a sweet letter! I don't even want to think about the day my son falls in love because that will mean he is getting too close to being a GROWN-UP! I absolutely love her little skirt and your photos.

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Jessica
02/26/2013 11:05am

Oh I just can't imagine her all grown up! Eeek! Thanks Ashley :)

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BobbiJo
02/23/2013 12:23pm

Oh I LOVE your letter and those images - to die for! So sweet!

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Jessica
02/26/2013 11:06am

Thank you so much BobbiJo!

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02/26/2013 6:04am

Tears!!! Seriously, this was so so beautiful, and SO true. There is no love like the love for our babies, and it really does grow every single day. Thank you so much for sharing this. And for sharing your gorgeous photos!!!

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Jessica
02/26/2013 11:06am

Thank you SO much Allie! <3

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