My Daughter the Superhero

This evening, as I kissed you goodnight, I commented on the jammies you were wearing, jammies your brother had outgrown and you claimed for your own. In a hushed, awed whisper you confided, “I’m Bat Girl.”

You’ve always shunned the dolls and princesses for the action figures, the dragonoid colossus, the superheroes. Who knows if nature or nurture is at play, but I believe it’s the very essence of the superhero that inspires you.

I’m hoping you continue to embrace your inner Optimus Prime. I want you to be bold, to take action, to fight for what’s right, to stand up for those in need, to transform the world around you.

Being a superhero is not child’s play; you, my love, my Bat Girl, have the super power to make a difference and I will always be your number one fan.

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  1. Love this. I hope she continues to be a bold, brave Bat Girl!

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  2. Annie Moore

     /  May 15, 2012

    Lovely post Sam! I especially noted these words “I want you to be bold, to take action, to fight for what’s right, to stand up for those in need, to transform the world around you.” She is already empowered by that encouragement to be herself and will continue to be… With those words, she reminds me a bit of Scout (Jean Louise Finch-Atticus Finch’s daughter) from the classic “To Kill a Mockingbird”. I am sure you know this already, but it never hurts to hear it, you are so blessed with both your children!

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