Please use
Your instincts, emotions, prayer,
(But not too much)
To wrestle and record your thoughts
To study reliable resources
Then stride in a chosen direction
With truth and consideration.

Please know
It’s okay to make mistakes.
Progress is the goal.
Perfection is an impossible illusion
And even bad choices
Can bring beauty and betterment
When you wonder over wallow
In the wrong.

Please trust
Your own self
Your ability to shine
Or roll with the punches
On any path.
Your mama’s love
Lives around every curve.

Always, Mommy