7 Powerful Things My Daughter Needs to Know Before Middle School

6. You are in charge of your body.

Okay, this is a serious one; the most important one on this list. I want you to close your eyes and think really hard about this now for a moment because you only have one body. And your body is precious to me. I hope your body is precious to you. I hope that you treat your body as the strong, capable, incredible, form that it is.

Every part of you is beautiful and perfect, designed for anything and everything YOU want it to do. Listen to your body, be the driver of your vessel, treat it with respect and others will too.

7. I will always be here. You are always my girl.

Life is hard. And like I said, we are all just trying to figure it out. As you learn and grow and change, I will always be here. I hope you will feel the warmth of my arms around you no matter where you are, like a ribbon tethering you always to the place from where you first came. I love you more than the air I breathe. I love watching you unfold and figure out who you are and claim your path.

You have everything already inside of you that you will ever need and I am the luckiest mom in the world to have you as my daughter. I am always on your side, I got your back, holding a spotlight over you as you learn to fly, forever your cheerleader. Thanks for being you.


This piece originally appeared at Red Tricycle, published here with permission.

Krissy Dieruf
Krissy Dierufhttps://krissydieruf.blogspot.com/
Krissy Dieruf is a licensed marriage and family therapist. She lives in Minnesota with her husband and three children, loves to sing and dance around the house, and has a soft spot for rebels and crazy hair. You can find her on her blog at krissydieruf.blogspot.com and on Facebook.

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