One day you will probably cringe over what I’m about to write, just please remember that I love you.
This morning, as you and Matthew were in the bathtub, we had a conversation that went like this:
You: Mommy, Matthew has a penis.
Me: Yep, he sure does.
You: When he grows up, will he have a vagina like me?
Me: Nope, he will always have a penis.
You: When he grows up will he be a mommy?
Me: No…he may be a daddy, but only girls are mommies.
You: Oh…okay. When I grow up, I’m going to be a doctor.
Me: I’m so happy to hear that Katie. Will you also be a mommy?
You: You’re not listening to me. I said I’m going to be a doctor.
Me: Well, Katie. You can be both. You don’t have to choose between the two.
You: Really? I can? Perfect! I’ll be a doctor and a mom!
Me: Yes, my sweet girl, you absolutely can be both.
And Katie, I hope you never limit yourself.
You can be anything you dream of being and I’ll be right here to remind you to reach for everything you want in this life.
With a heart bursting with love for you,