To believe in second chances.
To trust me.
To find my soft side.
To redefine family.
You taught me to laugh
and believe in happily ever after
and love at first sight.
You taught me to take long walks
and listen, really listen.
You taught me to hug away cries.
You taught me to pay attention but to the important stuff.
You taught me how big little is.
You taught me to always pay attention to what seems to be little, because it is always big to you.
You taught me to believe that I am pretty
you taught me to look at myself so differently
you taught me to say things about myself differently
you taught me to say, good job mom.
You taught me that I have an important role
but you also taught me that you have one too.
You taught me to dance around the kitchen
you taught me to be silly
you taught me how important silly is.
You taught me that unconditional love is hard
you taught me that sometimes you run away and back towards love
you taught me that parenting is hard
but you taught me that it's all somehow worth it.
You taught me how important reading dates are
you taught me to fall madly deeply back in love with reading
you taught me that night time snuggles and ending a long day on a note of love is always and forever how we say goodnight.
You taught me not to care if it matches
you taught me how adorable words can be
you taught me how to love in such a different way.
So, I am here, eyes heart and ears wide open, ready and willing for all the teaching.