In recent months your awareness of the world is increasing and your awareness of my emotions more so. Please then my poppet, of some things be sure:
If you see me in low spirits, be sure my sadness is never, ever because of anything you do.
If I get frustrated at your incessantly repetitive stories and requests, be sure I miss them if you are away.
If I am yawning and seem tired, be sure that I will never stop being there for you when you have bad dreams.
If I have my head buried in the laptop and you are trying to get my attention, be sure I am working to build a better future for you.
When you never see me in the school playground, be sure it is because I want you to experience positivity from adults around you. God knows you will witness negativity in the future.
When you are not accepted to some school activities, be sure that we will provide even better fun and entertainment for you.
When you ask me for a brother or sister to play with, be sure my hysterectomy was a medical necessity and not a selfish act.
When I am filled with dread and sadness at the thought of your Baba being away for 2 months, be sure that we will have the best fun and the time will fly by.
And when we found you sobbing under your duvet last week and you asked us “Why am I not good at anything?”, be sure that if we could, if it was at all possible, we would make you better.
Darling Aleyna, your future is so uncertain but there are some things of which you can be sure; we will love you, cherish you, care for you, and always, always make it as wonderful as possible.
We love you “to the golden cheese moon and back” Pixie.
Mummy & Baba