You’re Beautiful – Just as You Are! {A Letter to my daughter}


Dear Sweet Karlena,

You have just turned three my sweet girl and I can hardly believe how much you continue to grow and to change. You are a joy as the final addition to our brood of boys and we can’t imagine life without you in it.

Yesterday your daddy and I were at Walmart and he stopped to look at some purple nail polish, wondering if we should buy it for you. My heart melted knowing you would love it and your daddy was wanting to treat his pretty princess.

You are beautiful my daughter.

You are lucky to have hair like my sister Beth ;), I thank God for that every day (and I may never let you cut bangs either – just saying!) And even though you refuse to pull your hair back most days so we can see your eyes, you my girl are beautiful.

Your kisses make my day and your singing makes me smile. You are beautiful – just as you are!

There are days (ahem) that you can be a bit, shall we say, sassy. But we love you girl!

I hope that you always remember how much you are loved and how beautiful you are.

The world may try and make you feel like you aren’t good enough. You may go through an “awkward” phase like I did, but never forget that you are beautiful, just as you are.

I hope that I can always be there to remind you that God made you in a unique and beautiful way. With gifts and talents special to you.

To tell you that no matter what the world says, God’s view of you is what matters. And what would He say?

You’re Beautiful sweet daughter – Just as you are!

Always grateful to be yours,


I am linking up with Holley for the 2014 Encouragement Challenge – will you join us and help spread the encouragement love?!


0 thoughts on “You’re Beautiful – Just as You Are! {A Letter to my daughter}

  1. Julie P. Dodson

    Such sweetness. Karlena is your Mini-me.
    Think I will follow your lead and write to my daughter. She is 16 and still sassy.

    1. Kristin Post author

      Love it Julie!! 🙂 I will head over and read what you write!! I am sure the sassy in her won’t go away – but it makes her all the more beautiful!

    1. Kristin Post author

      Sarah, isn’t that the truth?! I know how painful my pre-teen/teenage years were…I’d love her to grow confident and brave and be able to block out the lies!!

  2. Joy Lenton

    Hi Kristin. What a beautiful letter you have written to your daughter! This will be one to treasure, read and read again. We all need reminders like this that we are lovely just as we are. Your sweet daughter is greatly blessed to have a mother who is beautiful too in heart as well as external appearance. How I wish my own mother had loved me this way. But at least I can pass God’s love on to others and help them receive the affirmation and encouragement that was sorely lacking in my life. Blessed to have been your neighbour over at Holley’s place! 🙂 x

    1. Kristin Post author

      Joy thank you for your kind words. I am so sorry that you didn’t receive that kind of encouragement as a child – I am praying that God is returning that to you now double!!

  3. ~Karrilee~

    How much do I LOVE that you took this prompt and the chance to write a letter to your girlie? Oh So Much!!! And oh my stars – those eyes, that smile! Her joy just seeps right out across the screen!

    1. Kristin Post author

      When I started the post I initially was going to write to women in general and I felt a pull instead to write just to my girl! I hope it speaks words of affirmation to her some day! 🙂

  4. Lisa

    Such a beautiful letter Kristin! What a sweet little girl you have, and how lucky she is to have a mama like you 🙂 Love you friend!!


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