A twist for this 🚥Season Senior Tribe member🚥…a letter from her mom. I’m crying with you…
My dearest Carly Marie,
I can’t begin to wrap my head around the fact that you’re in your senior year of high school. The college applications, virtual tours and endless university fliers in the mailbox still don’t make it all seem real.
How does one put into words how much their child means to them? It seems not so long ago I was finding out I was pregnant with you. I was terrified! Will I be a good mom? Will I be paying for her therapy in the future? How will daddy and I ever do this? Yet the moment you were placed in my arms I knew I could do this. I knew I would spend my last breath on earth loving you and making sure you were safe and cared for.
Watching you and brother grow up has been the absolute joy of my life. As you sit next to me now, filling out your college applications so many reflections of your life pass through my mind. All those “first” moments come to me so clear. Your first tooth, first haircut, or the first time you wrecked your power wheels. Man you were mad! How does a four year old high center a power wheels?! The first big ouchie as a toddler when you tripped and fell face first into the fireplace hearth. Not sure if your tears were bigger or dads. Those preschool years when you had to be peeled off my leg because you were so scared to leave me. The first time you had a solo for ballet and your first pointe shoes. Seeing your confidence and talent shine on stage made my heart smile. Teaching you how to drive on the back roads up the canyon. I was so thankful your driving improved from the power wheels days. The first time your name appeared on the honor roll, those late night AP class frustrations tears, and the satisfaction of all your BPA achievements. Late night chats snuggled in your bed telling me about all the gossip at school. The excitement and sparkle in your eyes when you would share all these moments with me made my heart explode with pride.
With each year that has passed I see you mature and grow into the beautiful and incredibly intelligent young women I knew you would be. The kindness you show family, friends and strangers makes me know I did something right. The special moments you share with little bro will be in your heart forever. Best friends for life!
Kiddo your my heart that walks around outside my body. Your the Rory to my Lorelei. I treasure every moment I get to share with you. I can’t wait to see what your future holds. You will do amazing things baby girl.
My cup runneth over,