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Oh, baby, baby, it's a wild world

Actualizado: 28 sept 2020


Dear Oli,Lucia and Jerónimo:

I’m writing this letter while you are still little babies but there are some things that I really want to tell you before I forget them.

I’m writing this on a Friday night while you three are sleeping in your rooms which is probably not gonna be the case by the time when you are able to read and understand this.

Lately I’ve been thinking of how much the world has changed since I was a little girl. I remember my parents telling me that they used to play out on streets all the afternoon without worrying about safety and how they used to buy their school lunch with just 50 cents.

That really made me look at them like old people talking about things that don’t exist anymore. Well guess what? I’m somehow starting to feel the same way.

The world is just spinning too fast and it is kind of scary and difficult to raise you in a place where almost all the information travels in less than a second. I feel like there can’t be any secrets anymore everything is just to exposed at the reach of our hands and eyes.

There are just so many things that I don’t want you to go through. I wish I could keep you inside a bubble safe forever. But the truth is that I can’t and I never would because that would only interfere your process of becoming who you’ll choose to be.

I really hope to give you the necessary tools to face whatever your faith is, and most importantly, I hope that you feel that I will always be there for you no matter what. I’m sorry for not being able to teach you things that you are probably going to understand better than me in the future. I’m sorry for doing what is best for you even if it hurts us at the moment. I’m sorry for the promises that I might brake,I know one day you will understand me.

I know I'm getting ahead of myself by saying all of this, but I know that when I read this in maybe ten years I’ll be glad I did it.

You know, motherhood has made me really fragile and really strong at the same time. I just want to make the most out of every moment and situation because I know that they are not ever coming back again.

People warned me of how fast life passes , but it didn’t make me ready. It’s like I have been raised by raising you and I didn’t even noticed.

There are so many things I would love to tell you NOT to do (in my experience) but instead, I’m focusing on telling you what to DO since the list is much simpler and shorter.

Advice #1

Don’t let anyone or anything define who you are.

Advice # 2

Don’t depend on compliments.

Advice # 3

Always listen to your inner voice.

Advice #4

If you don’t feel it, don’t say it.

Advice #5

Nothing lasts forever.

Advice #6

Balance is the key to EVERYTHING.

Advice #7

You are not the only one who feels “this way”, whatever “this way” is that you’re feeling.

Advice #8

Speak up, no one is ever gonna read your mind.

Advice # 9

A little kindness never hurt anyone.

Advice # 10

Things WILL change, don’t ever get too comfortable.

I could go on and on but these ten came straight from my heart without overthinking.

A world of limitless possibilities is ahead of you and I don’t really know if I’m prepared to teach you the unknown but I can assure you that in the end every little thing is gonna be alright (let’s have it be our little secret).

I love you all with all my heart.

Your Mom

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