Click here to listen to Shannon reading her letter to you.
My dear child,
Though I have not had the chance to physically hug you or look into your eyes to tell you how loved you are, and how wonderful you are, please feel that – through my words.
I am so hopeful that this coming new year brings you more love, comfort and peace than you have felt ever. I hope you look in the mirror and know you are enough. You are perfectly imperfect, the exact version of you that you are meant to be. In this very moment trust you are more loved than you even know.
I hope that this Christmas you know that at our house we are thinking of you. I want you to be warm and safe this holiday. The mom in me can’t help but remind you to keep dressed for the weather, but more importantly keep your heart warm. Have a cup of hot chocolate, read something you love, watch something that makes you laugh, feed your spirit.
My child, this Christmas I want you to know you belong. You are the best gift a family could ask for. I am going to go make myself some tea, look at the stars and hope when you need some extra love and comfort, you will look to the stars and know we are looking at the same sky, no matter where we are. Those stars represent the love that surrounds you, the future that embraces you and the present that wants to comfort you.
Go to bed tonight knowing I love you.
Sending you the biggest hug,
Your holiday Mom xo