Disclosure: This is a compensated campaign in collaboration with JOHNSON’S® Baby and Latina Bloggers Connect.
A letter to my daughter with a promise I will keep
I want my daughter to read this letter many years from now. It is my promise to her. No matter where our journey in life takes us, these promises will remain true.
When you were born, I couldn’t stop holding you. Those who were older and wiser kept telling me, “You are holding her too much! Put her down. Put her in the crib. It will be good for her.” But I couldn’t let go. All day, every day, I held you in my arms, watching you nurse, watching you sleep, watching you gaze. Then you smiled at me, and I DEFINITELY knew I didn’t want to let you go.
Then you started verbalizing and interacting with me. You started wanting to explore the world, and I had to let you go…a little bit. You started rolling over, sitting up, and crawling. I had to let you go a little bit more. Then you started walking, or should I say RUNNING, and I definitely had to let you go, but you were still a baby. You still needed mommy, and I loved holding you close most of all.
I still do. But you are growing up, little by little, and I know that someday I will have to let you go, for real. For now, you still need mommy’s arms, and my promise to you is that my arms will always be here for you. You will spread your wings and fly, and no matter where those wings take you, I will be waiting to wrap my arms around you when you need it most.
When I am gone, I will be in the breezes surrounding you, caressing you always, reminding you that I believe in you, and I always will.
My promise to you is to help you realize your dreams no matter where you fly in life, and no matter where I am. Together we will help them take flight.
JOHNSON’S® Baby’s promise
The inspiration for my letter was taken from JOHNSON’S Baby’s new “Your Promise is Our Promise” campaign. When moms and grandmothers expressed their concerns to JOHNSON’S baby about the ingredients in their products, the company listened. Renewing their commitment to using only the safest formulas, JOHNSON’S Baby changed what is in their products to address those concerns. Now parents can breathe a little more easily, resting assured that their babies are getting the best, most gentle products that are safe to use. That is the JOHNSON’S Baby promise.
The company’s employees take their commitment very seriously. They too are parents and grandparents who want only the best for their kids. To demonstrate their dedication to the JOHNSON’S Baby renewed promise, they devised a beautiful and ingenious project based on a Japanese legend: creating a thousand origami cranes represents a promise realized. The employees set about creating a 1000-crane mobile in the shape of a stork to show moms their promise of love and gratitude as their trusted brand.
Be sure to watch the video. I believe you’ll find it so touching (I cried!) that you’ll want to share it with your friends:
Why not write a promise to your child and fold it into an origami crane just like in the video? It will become a keepsake that your family can always treasure! Then you can hang the origami keepsakes from a tree with transparent thread and create your very own origami crane mobile! Follow the instructions found here to make your origami crane. Be sure to fold the creases very well!