My dear daughter, I do not wish you to be like me, but better than me

My dear daughter, I do not wish you to be like me, but better than me

And I wish you to learn from the mistakes of that mother who now seems perfect to you, to make new ones and learn from them. Break the rules as much as you can and become better than me

There are things that cannot be explained and one of them is the immense love I have for you, my daughter. What was born from my heart and which in a short time also spread to the soul and involved all the muscles of my body. And it’s amazing that this happened to me when I hadn’t seen you yet. But I felt you growing inside me and this was enough for me to start creating what would be the strong and eternal bond that unites us today.

Growing up I will teach you everything I know about the world, everything I have learned by traveling, studying and exploring that world that seems less scary to me since you are with me. But I also know that the day will come when, without even realizing it, it will be my turn to learn from you.

Because if there is one thing I hope for your future, it is that you are not like me, but better than me. And I know that now it is not conceivable for you to become something other than me, because when we look in the mirror our reflections come together. Because you look like me. Your smiles, your eyes, your movements and even that character that day after day always comes out a little more resemble me.

You look like me when you ask me to be able to wear my shirts as clothes and jewels to satisfy my thirst for vanity while looking at me you tell me you want to become as beautiful as me, your mom.

Little rebel of my heart who faces the challenges you find in that microcosm of your age without fear, the truth I told you, is that it is I who would like to look like you. I would like to do it for your wit that, despite your age, I already know that it will create many problems for me, and also for your impudence that lets me foresee that you will give a hard time to all the men and women who will try to conquer you.

And I know that others will be afraid of you, because strong and determined people scare. But always be proud of yourself, of your mistakes and failures and learn from them. Instead, it will be my task to teach you freedom and to always hold it tight at any price.

In order not to make my mistake and that of the daughters of the society’s cultural heritage who for years have been forced into roles that did not belong to them just because someone else had decided it should be like this. And instead, my daughter, I will teach you that it is yours the power to enter straight into all the roles you want and to leave them at any moment, so that nothing and no one can sew on you a label that does not belong to you.

I wish you to love all the wonderful things that belong to this world and all the people who populate it, regardless of gender, religious orientation or origin. Because love knows no limits or forms that are not worth living.

And I wish you to learn from the mistakes of that mother who now seems perfect to you, not to make them too, to make new ones and learn from them. Break the rules as much as you can and become better than me.

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