A Mother's Promise to Her Daughter:

Anyone who knows me, knows that my daughter is my entire world. The usual ladder for me is Daughter, Husband, Family, Me. I'm told I should be higher on the list but that rarely actually happens. Last night after going to a couple of stores to look at Christmas items, my daughter did something that not only broke my heart, but made me cry. She walked around the house playfully saying "Mommy? I can't find you. Where are you Mommy? Where did you go?"

By the time she turned and looked at me, my heart was broken and I was staring at her with tears in my eyes. Yes, she was just playing because she knew where I was but it triggered a memory for me. In my heart, I could feel that I must've said that about my own Mother at a very young age. I snatched up my daughter, and told her I would never leave her. That she knew I would always be there, and then I walked away to weep.

Roseanne said in her sitcom "Every parent wants to better their child's life at least 50% more than theirs". I look around at the life we have now and I realized that my way of doing that is not the same as everyone else's. First off, I have to live until my daughter is ten years old. That's the first step in ensuring her life is better than mine was. I don't want her going through what I did because of any bad decisions I make. I don't want her spending her entire life having to fight for something that shouldn't even be a blip on the radar for her. The second thing, is I need to ensure she has an option with college. I plan to start the Gerber college fund soon as I can so that when time comes for her to go to college she doesn't have to fall so deep into debt like I have with loans. 

But must of all, I never want her wondering where I was. I never want her fearing she'll never see me again, or think that she isn't as important as someone else. Olivia, I promise you now that you will never have to worry about me leaving you. I will never disappear, I will never leave. I love you, and I will always be there for you. You are my world, my light, and most of all, my soul. 

Elizabeth is a work at home Mother of a sweet and beautiful daughter. She is a wife of seven years and a blogger for some time now. When she isn't spending time with her "Livvybug" she is looking for new review opportunities and writing or singing along to classic rock and pop music!


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