Our PACT, Samarah

I picked Sam up from daycare a couple weeks ago, excited like I always am to see her precious face.

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That excitement was quickly put on hold when Sam waddled around, not wanting anything to do with me, only wanting our daycare girl to hold her and then screaming as I carried her on out.

Like a stab in the chest, my heart hurt so badly.

Ryan was doing yard work when I pulled in to the driveway. I got out, told him the story, and my eyes filled with tears.

Like any mother-daughter relationship, Sam will, without a doubt, hurt me many times over. I think about all the times I hurt my mother while growing up. I never understood that kind of hurt before. I sure do now.

As a noun, pact means:

agreement, mutual understanding (often written)

The only written communication Samarah and I currently need is the daily one I write to her via: Love Always, Mama.

Even though Samarah is only 18-months old and has no clue what a PACT is, I so desperately want her to know our PACT.

Our PACT always understands….

I’m gonna love you forever.” (I tell her it daily.)

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I will love you – no matter what. When you make me smile, I will love you. When you break my heart, I will love you.

When you take all the tea out of the cupboards, I will love you. When you scream at me, I will love you.

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I am an open door, Samarah, and you can tell me anything. No shame, no fear….anything.

We will not always agree. Agreeing to disagree will be okay.

I see not the way in which you entered the world, but the way in which our world was changed when you arrived in it.

I hold your hand; you hold my heart.

We’ll journey through life together treating people how we want to be treated.

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Our PACT, Samarah, means that we will always strive to be the best we can for each other and for the world. And I sure am going to love this journey with you….no matter what.


p.s. This post was inspired by one of my Top 3 products from Natural Products Expo West, PACT Apparel. I am in love with PACT for their superior product + awesomely obsessive passion, “PACT is obsessed with a big idea: super soft organic cotton that makes the world a better place.” The onesie Sam is wearing can be found in their Baby Apparel. I received complimentary product from them, but no compensation or “blog post” swap niceties were mandatory. I wrote this because it was on my mind, because the product is incredible and because, let’s be honest….Sam is absolutely priceless in the outfit!

p.s.s. They sent me a coral dress that I love. I am getting baptized, and have decided to make it my Easter + Baptism dress. Stay tuned – you may see me in it (yes, sans big sweatshirt)!


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