Letters to Our Children: My 10 Prayers for Bailee

Dear Bailee,

I always wanted a daughter. If I’m honest, I only wanted a daughter.

The day I found out I was having a girl, was one the best days ever. I immediately went into baby girl planning & mode:

  • What am I going to name her?
  • What will she look like?
  • Can I make her room pretty?
  • Will she act like me or her dad?
  • I want to show her all these things!
  • OMG, she needs to get to experience XYZ!

You’re going to be 8 years old in 2 weeks and I am still so overjoyed you are in my life.

You have qualities I wish I had as a 30 something. You are so full of life and I always want to make sure that light in your eyes never dims.

As I struggle with certain things in adulthood, my prayer is that I can somehow shield you from it. I want to teach you step by step when the time is right what to do, so you like can be everything you want it to be.


Bailee, I pray for you daily:

  • I pray you find lasting love. I pray you find & marry soul mate.
  • I pray you will take all the good, bad & ugly from us (your parents) and rock parenthood out!
  • I pray you have life long girlfriends that are like sisters.
  • I pray that you and your brothers remain close forever.
  • I pray you get everything you ever wanted in life and more.
  • I pray you always find a reason to smile.
  • I pray you never settle for less than you deserve and you have a fighting spirit.
  • I pray you will always stand up for yourself and never be intimated.
  • I pray you will always be honest even when the truth hurts.
  • I pray you PRAY always and that your relationship with GOD remains a top priority.

As I write this, I smile at how many people know your name. I smile when people walk up to me, “OMG are you Bailee’s mom? She is something else! We just love Bailee!”

I always respond, “I know, I love her too!”


Your genuine good spirit draws people in. You love to give from your heart and I pray that never changes.

I love you Bailee and I am so thankful God gave me you. I am in charge of raising you up, but you are in charge of making me a better person, woman and mother in the process!

– Mommy loves you!

Last month I wrote a letter to my sons, I’m participating in the “Letters to our Children” circle, inspired by LaShawn (Everyday Eyecandy), so click & read Joyce’s letter (Mommy Talk Show) and continue to enjoy.



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  • Katherine G
    November 19, 2015 at 9:59 am

    This is such a sweet letter. Your baby is going to run the world she has so much talent and has a great business mind from what I have seen. You and your hubby are raising her and her brothers well.

  • K. Elizabeth @ YUMMommy
    November 19, 2015 at 12:20 pm

    Those are wonderful things to pray for for Bailee. I’m a firm believer in praying for and over our children on a daily basis. It’s great to hear that Bailee’s light is already shining bright and touching others.

  • NewYorkStateofMom
    November 19, 2015 at 4:47 pm

    Oh I love this! I was always scared of having a little girl but your relationship seems so sweet and deep rooted. She can only be awesome with these prayers going up for her!

  • everydayeyecandy
    November 20, 2015 at 9:23 am

    She is growing up so fast!!! These are wonderful prayers to pray over Bailee. I’m going to borrow just a few for Pookah.

  • MJ
    November 22, 2015 at 9:53 pm

    Bailee is such a joy. So sweet and humble. Your prayers over her are beautiful. You are a wonderful mom. I’m watching and learning. Thank you for sharing your journey.