My little baby bear,
I promise to let you dream.
Big, wild, magical dreams.
I vow to protect you, but let you think and grow on your own.
I will always hug you and tell you how much I love you.
I vow to teach you about compassion, tolerance, ahimsa, and enjoying the simple things in life.
I promise not to get mad when you play in the dirt.
Even when I have to bathe you again.
I will encourage you to explore, use your imagination, and love yourself.
I vow to hold you close when you need it,
and let you walk away even when I don’t want you to.
I will teach you about God and his love for the world,
but let you find Him in your own way.
I will be the best mommy possible to you,
and though I’ll fail, I will never let a moment go by
that you don’t know love.