Dear Baby Girl,
I want you to know there is nothing wrong with dreams. In fact, they are important and should be held to very dearly.
Now, I’m not talking about the wonderful and amazing things your little mind comes up with at night when you’re asleep, though I’m sure, if your mind is anything like your Mommy’s, that those are pretty wonderful. I mean dreams about what you want to do, who you want to be, where you want to go.
Dreams and goals are important to have. Your dream can be anything you want: you can want to be an author or an actress or a lawyer or a doctor or a teacher or a Mommy or a politician or a vet or anything. You can want to travel the world; you can want to stay right here in Georgia, get married and have kids. You can want to play ball in college or perform onstage or be a singer. Anything you want.
There is nothing wrong with having big dreams. Don’t ever let anyone tell you that your dream is stupid or impossible.
However, I do want you to know that, sometimes, your dreams don’t come true like you want them to. Sometimes life will throw you a curveball that might change your plans. And that’s okay. The dreaming part is fun and important and will get you through a lot in your years.
Heck, your Mommy still likes to play “how would I spend…” when the lottery jackpots get really high. I don’t actually expect to win. But dreaming about it? It’s fun.