Our eldest child Mia is about to enter an exciting chapter in her life next year – starting high school. Her primary school is currently organising a ‘Reflection Day’ to give the year 6 students an opportunity to pause and reflect on their lives as they enter an important rite of passage. During this day the children read a short letter from both parents to reassure them of their importance to the life of those around them. Her teacher explained it to us in a beautiful way:
“It’s a tangible expression of your love and pride, as well as ongoing hopes and dreams you have for your child’s future”.
To be honest writing this letter was a little challenging. How often do you write your child a letter of affection and encouragement like this? Maybe writing “I love you” on a birthday card. But this was different. This was a chance for me to write a considered and warm letter to expresses my unconditional love for her.