Firstly, I would like to thank you so much for all the birthday wishes for Alice. So kind of you to take the time to leave a comment. On the subject of daughters do you remember when Anth and I went to Hill House Nursery the other Saturday? You may recall that we read the papers whilst having tea in the garden and I shed a few tears sitting in the watery spring sunshine. Well, the reason for the sniffles and the 'ah's' was an article called 'Mothers & Daughters - Hopes, dreams and maternal wisdom,' which was in The Times, Saturday colour supplement. Six well known women had written either a letter to their daughters or an essay on the advice their mothers had given them. Two of the letters really touched me and reduced me to tears (although that isn't really that hard) and I wanted to share them with you over a couple of posts.
Instead of typing them out I have photographed them (scanner not working) and I will just start with one letter for now. The author was asked to compose a letter to their daughter to be read at 21.
And that's the end of the first one. So heartfelt, wise and full of hope. I wish I could express myself like that. My own mother writes the most wonderful letters too and I have kept every one of them - I really should take up her example. Now where are the tissues?