"When I was pregnant with my daughter I used to pray about all the ways I hoped she would not be like me. Before she was even born I had a whole list of MY insecurities I was ready to push onto her as soon as she came into the world.
And then I met her, and she changed me. Because she was everything that I wished I could see in myself.
It took a long time to learn to love myself, and unlearn all of those same beliefs I was ready to hand over to her. But I realized that my most important job was not to wish away who she was, but to prevent my limiting beliefs, and society’s expectations, from ever reaching her...and prepare her for the day that they inevitably will.
And while she certainly loves to be just like me, like here when she received some honorary #glitterstripes, I strive every day to be more like her."