When my friends at Pampers asked me to partner with them for their #motherspromise campaign I knew it was right up my alley. I have a three year old daughter Olivia and another little girl on the way, coming this April. There are so many things I want to promise them as they grow and become women. A mother’s promise is the perfect way to share with them my promises and hopes for them.
There are so many things I want to promise my girls and this post could get very long so I’ve narrowed it down to the most important to me. It is exciting to write my mother’s promise out to my girls and I love that I can print this out and save it for my girls. I encourage all mother’s to take a few minutes out of your day and write your mother’s promise to your little loves.
To my girls:
I promise to teach you to dream big and go after your dreams. No matter how big or small your dreams are they are important to me and I want you to have the courage to go after them. People in this world can be cruel and give you their negative opinion but always remember to believe in yourself. I promise to teach you to love yourself and value your dreams.
I promise to show you and encourage you to embrace your own style at all stages of life. If you want to wear stripes and polka dots, go for it! I believe it’s important for you to learn how to be yourself at a young age and I will encourage you to do that through all of the stages you will go through before you hit adulthood. It’s easy to let what other’s think influence what you do and your decisions but I want to show you how to rely on yourself and your own thoughts instead.
I promise to teach you to have courage and be kind. Life can be hard at times and I will not sugar coat it for you all the time. I want you to have courage through adversity. It won’t be easy to stay positive at times but positivity and prayer will bring you through the hardest of times. I promise to show you how to be kind to others and yourselves. Kindness is one of the greatest gifts you can give to someone. It can bring a smile to their face and even turn their day around. It’s easy to jump to judgements first, especially when someone is not being kind to you but remember we don’t know the kind of day they’ve had or if they just received some bad news. Let your first reaction to people be a kind one. Give them a smile or the benefit of the doubt, you just never know how you can touch their heart in the moment they need it most.
I promise to teach you to respect yourself and your body. You are fearfully and wonderfully made. You are unique. There is no one else like you on this planet. I promise to show you this and celebrate this all throughout your life. I want you to respect yourself and your body. You are a gift and you should not give this gift away easily or freely.
I promise to always provide the best I can for you girls. I love spoiling and pampering you with my love and time. I promise to be intentional about spending quality time with you girls together and alone. I promise to build good relationships with you and show you how to have a good relationship with each other that honors you both.
I feel so blessed to be your mother and my mother’s promise to you will always stay dear to my heart and at the forefront of my mind. I have placed little reminders of these promises throughout your rooms and our home to remind me of these promises I’ve made to you. My favorite ones are the hand lettered notes I’ve framed.
A Mother’s Promise is sponsored by Pampers. Pampers premium care diapers are available at Walmart. I used them with Olivia and registered for them for this baby girl. One of the things I love most about Pampers Swaddlers is the color changing wetness indicator. It was easy to tell if she needed a diaper change during our night time feedings. Once Olivia started sleeping through the night I switched her to Pampers Baby Dry Diapers. These overnight diapers absorbed so well, she wouldn’t wake in the middle of the night because she was wet.
Photography done by the amazing Jamee Edwards Photography.