Letter from a Mother
to a Daughter
My Precious Darling,
Today I wish to share a few thoughts with you that have often wandered
across my mind when I am away from you. You, my dearest daughter,
have been my greatest teacher and me, becoming your mother, has
been my greatest learning. Before you came into my life, I learnt
that the best things in life are unexpected because there are no
When you were
born I learnt that the greatest pain brings with it the greatest
achievements. When you gave me your toothless smiles, I experienced
joy that none else gives.
When you cried,
my heart tore and I learnt that I was a safe haven capable
of providing refuge. When you took your first steps holding
my hand, I learnt that I have the power to guide.
When you first
uttered ‘ Mama’, I experienced fulfillment that only you
can give. When you first stepped out of the cocoon of your
home into the portals of school, I learnt that I had to let
I want you to be strong so that you may rely only on yourself
for courage and fortitude.
I want you to be patient so that you may face the challenges
of this world
I want you to be confident so that nobody can hurt you unless
you let them
And that is
why I have to be hard on you at times; so that you assume
responsibilities for your actions even when the price to be
paid for it is high. I have to say ‘NO’ so that you understand
that we cant have everything that we want in life.
I have to let
you fall and get up on your own so that when you grow up you
see your failures as stepping-stones to success.
Dearest Daughter, I love you more than anything else in
this world and I know that the best gift I can give you is
that of Roots and Wings: roots to keep you grounded and wings
to make you fly.
I hope you will grow up to be a strong woman who can embrace
life with all its beauty; I wish you love, peace and contentment
in all you do and in all you have.
God Bless You, Always
your loving Mother.
Contributing Writer Dr.
Panchali Das, 35, is a mother of a growing 6 year old who shares
some unspoken thoughts for her precious little one.