Leaders & Daughters - To My Daughter

The Proudest Mom on Planet Earth

 

Dearest Regina,

I write you this letter as the most proud mom on planet Earth. There’s nothing really new about this because I have felt this way since the day you were born.

As you grew and at each age, you brought me such great joy (though I will admit, it would have been nice if you and your big brother had fought less often as kids!!) Although you are now 32 years old, married and a top notch professional in marketing, (how did you grow up so quickly in the blink of an eye?), I still dream at night about you as your ten year old self when your brother, you and I called ourselves “The Team”. What fun we had. And we still do!

But much more than fun, you have always been loving, kind, caring, smart and accomplished–all wonderful qualities, but most important of all is kindness and caring.

You’ll encounter many more successes (and a few failures too) as you go through life, and when you do, don’t ever forget about being kind and caring: to your team, to family and friends and to yourself. Success is to be shared with others and failures are opportunities to learn. Life won’t necessarily turn out as you predict, but I’m sure your kindness and caring will carry you through.

And I’ll be cheering you on every step of the way.

With all my love, Mom

PS–Grandchildren are a fabulous thing. Just sayin’

Learn more about EgonZehnder Leaders and Daughters

Recent posts

And Dance – Dance Like Nobody’s Watching

To my daughters: It’s special to write to you on Mother’s Day 2018. Today at lunch, we went around the table and shared why we love and appreciate each of our family members. I was honored that you...

3 Simple Things

Sam and Peyton, My most important accomplishment in life is each of you. I am so proud of the young women you have become. As I reflect upon our lives together, there are 3 simple things I would say to always remember:...

The Mother’s Day Gift I Want You To Give Yourself

Dear Cat, A few years ago, I overheard you talking to a friend about work-life balance. You marveled that even as your mother worked a corporate job, she had been to every one of your volleyball games. That was not...

Force of Nature

Dear Jessica, I will let this letter act as a warning to anyone that will try and limit you or your potential in this world. They will be dealing with a formidable force of nature. Your combined Scottish and Italian...

Ma Chère Camille

Ma chère Camille, Aussi loin que je me souviens, tu as toujours su ce que tu voulais. Ta détermination te prédestinait à de grandes choses. Ta discipline scolaire et sportive t’ont toujours démarquée. Aujourd’hui, je...

Yum! Brands’ Greg Creed: Courageous Woman

Dear Lauren, It’s hard to believe that you are turning 30 this year, which only reinforces my belief that the days can be long but the years are always short. It has been a joy and brought me so much pleasure and...

Dear Sowmya and Pallavi,

I am writing to both of you on this platform because I believe I am writing on behalf of all the working mothers. Ours is a unique sisterhood because working moms totally understand each other. I have been a working...

To My Chinese Viking

What can I say about my Chinese/Swedish daughter that hasn’t already been said in Mandarin-Arizona-Local Hawaii talk as she represents Hawaii at the 2018 Distinguished Young Women event in Alabama? You gave toys...

It’s What I Do, Jiminy Cricket

soldier? check teacher? check writer? check coach? check volunteer? check philanthropist? check sports champion? check hubby, daddy, checker of the parrots at Diamond Head? check this is not about me, this is about my...