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Dream Big, Princess – A Letter To My Daughters

We are happy to partner with Disney on this post. All opinions are our own. 

I still remember falling in love with my first Disney Princess. I was only 4 years old but suddenly I was transported to another world where anything was possible with Ariel. I learned about perseverance from Ariel and although I may never set foot into new worlds and places, I learned that anything is possible with the power of love. Cinderella taught me to never give up. I believed in those values growing up too. My sister and I went to live with my aunt and uncle when I was four years old. Being in foster care was scary and yet I remember my aunt taking me to the movies and playing with me. I even remember my very first pair of warm pjs. Falling asleep warm on Christmas Eve was always something I look back on and really cherish. I’d drift off to sleep imagining myself in one of those far-off places like one of my favorite princesses.

Throughout the years I’d fall in love again with other princesses, like Belle. Inspired by her kindness, I learned that you never should judge a book by its cover. Snow White showed me how to be a friend and how to be compassionate and kind towards everyone despite the fact that they may not have the best intentions for you. Pocahontas taught me to respect the earth and to listen to the wind. We fell in love again with the earth and the ocean together with Moana just last weekend.

When each of you girls was born, I was so scared. Did I have enough love? Could I make your dreams possible? Then you came into the world, and my heart grew, and we began to dream together. Like watching each of you fall in love with your own princess, the lessons you’ve learned along the way. How Brooklin often looks back to her favorite princess Tiana when she’s struggling with something she’s working on in dance and gymnastics. Knowing the values of hard work and how while Tiana might have struggled to make her dreams a reality she never gave up.

Watching Mia run to her first princess at Walt Disney World last year was one of those moments I will never forget. Always our anxious one often scared of the world and yet she transformed into a confident little one who isn’t too afraid to run up and tell her favorite princess exactly why she was hers.

One thing I know is that my hopes and dreams now live on with my own little princesses; each of my daughters. My hope for you now and always is that you always find the room in your heart to believe in the impossible, to love out loud, to be kind to everyone you meet, and to never give up on your dreams.

Dream Big, my Princesses!! 

You can learn more about your favorite princesses at Disney.com, Facebook and Instagram

 

 

49 Comments

  1. Elizabeth on February 24, 2017 at 8:58 pm

    They are getting so big. Xoxo Hope you guys are well!



  2. Anosa on February 12, 2017 at 1:13 am

    This is so heart melting! Now I am thinking if I should make a letter like this on my future daughters! I love the way you recall the past memories!



  3. Louise Bishop on February 10, 2017 at 8:34 pm

    I make sure to encourage my daughter to dream big everyday. She is at the time in her life where it will really make a difference.



  4. Bonnie @wemake7 on February 10, 2017 at 6:01 pm

    Aww this is so sweet. My daughter loves anything princess and I love this!



  5. Marissa Zurfluh on February 10, 2017 at 2:18 pm

    Incredible. My only daughter is 7 and she is so girly. I was never girly so I am learning to adjust to that. I always make sure she followers her heart and I am praying she picks up on the kindness and generosity as well.



  6. Amanda on February 10, 2017 at 6:23 am

    What a sweet letter. It is so important that we are constantly empowering our kids, especially our daughters, to dream big and reach for the stars. I can’t wait to see how amazing their futures are.



  7. Paula Bendfeldt on February 10, 2017 at 5:36 am

    I love this post so much! We are huge Disney fans and it’s great to see Disney partnering with bloggers to empower girls and motivate them to follow their dreams and dream big!



  8. Rebecca Swenor on February 10, 2017 at 3:31 am

    This is a great letter to your girls to dream big and never give up on their dreams. It is so important that we all send this message to our girls. Disney Princesses are a great example for all our the girls in the world. Thanks for sharing this letter and this awesome message.



  9. Stephanie Jeannot on February 9, 2017 at 10:32 pm

    This is so sweet and beautifully written. I love all the Disney princesses and definitely can feel you on the fact that all the little girls should know that they are royalty in w=every way and fashion. I really love this post a lot.



  10. Becky Willis on February 9, 2017 at 10:25 pm

    I think it is so important to raise our children to know they are important and special. I love the Disney princesses and how each one has their own special qualities, just like our own daughter(s). Your post was wonderful!



  11. Jennifer Van Huss on February 9, 2017 at 6:48 pm

    What a beautiful letter! I felt the exact same way! When my daughter was born I was thrilled and frightened! We just had our first Disney experience too! She loved it and I fell more in love with her when I saw the magic in her eyes!



  12. valmg @ Mom Knows It All on February 9, 2017 at 2:06 pm

    I think it is important for girls (and boys actually) to dream and pursue their goals. I have often thought that it would be nice to see some princes to go with the princesses, for the boys.



  13. Vera Sweeney on February 9, 2017 at 1:50 pm

    I love this message!! It is so important that we drive our girls to dream big, I know that my daughter has always loved the Disney princesses as well!



  14. Amy Desrosiers on February 8, 2017 at 6:25 pm

    Aww, I love this! I think it is great how these princesses can empower girls to dream.



  15. Our Family World on February 8, 2017 at 3:18 am

    This is sweet. This campaign of Disney inspires kids to dream bigger dreams.



  16. Crystal on February 7, 2017 at 6:35 pm

    I adore the Dream Big, Princess message! With three little girls, I often use the Disney princesses to discuss following your dreams.



  17. Rosey on February 7, 2017 at 7:31 pm

    The princesses are easy to relate to in various ways and manners. I agree. And Belle is the best of them all, as far as I’m concerned. Though, feisty Rapunzel is a very close second. 🙂



  18. Chrystal | Nevermore Lane on February 7, 2017 at 7:29 pm

    I am so glad to see programs and things like this for girls today. When I was younger we only had Snow White, Cinderella, and Sleeping Beauty. I am so glad there is much more diversity these days.



  19. Working Mommy Diaries on February 7, 2017 at 7:20 pm

    It’s our jobs as parents to encourage and motivate our kids to dream big. Keep it up and you will have some strong leaders.



  20. Kita Bryant on February 7, 2017 at 6:23 pm

    This is beautiful. I don’t have a daughter but I can teach my nieces the benefits of followoing their dreams.



  21. Karrie Truman on February 7, 2017 at 6:21 pm

    I really appreciate this message. It is so important to encourage our daughters.



  22. Reesa Lewandowski on February 7, 2017 at 2:12 pm

    This is such a beautiful message! I hope I am doing my job to teach my daughter to follow her dreams!!!



  23. Seattle Travel Blogger on February 7, 2017 at 1:25 pm

    This is such a strong message.
    I think it is important for such a message to remain timeless.
    It is so helpful for young girls.



  24. melissa on February 7, 2017 at 11:15 am

    A wonderful reminder that we should encourage our girls to never give up on their dreams- and we should be their soft place to fall, always.



  25. Gabriel on February 7, 2017 at 8:56 am

    Have a friend there right now meeting the princesses with her daughters. I think she might be more excited than them!



  26. Toni | Boulder Locavore on February 7, 2017 at 7:24 am

    I love this campaign for little girls! It’s so true that we should start encouraging our little girls to dream big. Love that Disney launch this campaign!



  27. Robin Rue on February 7, 2017 at 7:12 am

    I am a mama to all boys but love to see young girls being encouraged. Building their confidence is so important.



  28. Joyce Brewer on February 7, 2017 at 6:25 am

    What a wonderful message for girls. Young ladies need so much encouragement to fight back all the negative messages they see.



  29. Annemarie LeBlanc on February 6, 2017 at 9:43 pm

    My daughter always wanted to be a ballerina. However, a few weeks before we were ready to enroll her in ballet class, she fell and broke her elbow. I guess it was a sign. She moved on after that and focused her attention on dance class. She became one of the star cheer dancers in her high school batch. It is true that a dream without action is just a dream. She had a dream, encountered an obstacle, tweaked her goal and found success. 🙂



  30. Dawn McAlexander on February 6, 2017 at 7:32 pm

    Dreaming big encourages goal setting. This is so important for our young girls to learn. I say they should dream big and even bigger.



  31. Liz Mays on February 6, 2017 at 6:52 pm

    This is very sweet! I love that children can look up to the Disney princesses for inspiration. They should definitely dream big!



  32. Meagan on February 6, 2017 at 5:33 pm

    This is such a sweet letter. I adore my princess and hope she always dreams big.



  33. Wildish Jess on February 6, 2017 at 3:09 pm

    Is it weird that I’m jealous of their Ariel jammies? I totally I had those when I was younger! lol



  34. Pam Wattenbarger on February 6, 2017 at 1:45 pm

    I love the picture with Moana. Disney princesses can be such great role models and can really teach kids to dream big.



  35. Chubskulit Rose on February 5, 2017 at 3:47 pm

    Having a dream is a big step in every child’s life. It is imperative to us parents to encpourage and support those dreams.



  36. Kate | Life of a Ginger on February 5, 2017 at 2:09 pm

    What a great campaign! I have five daughters and I try really hard to teach them to go for there dreams, no matter what they are.



  37. Rebecca Swenor on February 5, 2017 at 11:59 am

    It is awesome that the Disney Princesses can teach so much to little girls. I know my niece’s daughter loves Bella. It is so important that our girls learn to be confidence and learn that their dreams can indeed come true. Thanks for sharing your experiences.



    • Pam Wattenbarger on February 9, 2017 at 1:30 pm

      My granddaughter loves Sofia the First right now, but I am sure that she will love other princesses a lot when she is older.



  38. Diana Ajih on February 4, 2017 at 3:46 pm

    Wow, such a beautiful post! This is an awesome campaign for little girls and good reminder to tell them that no dream is too high.



  39. E H on February 4, 2017 at 1:24 pm

    I am so happy that my kids have been able to meet Disney Princesses in Disney World when we went there – this was one of the biggest highlights of the parks! They will always remember those moments, and now we have pictures to cherish!



  40. My Teen Guide on February 3, 2017 at 10:52 pm

    Very sweet. I always hear from Disney about this, dreaming big. and I think it is helpful.



  41. Kathy Myers on February 3, 2017 at 1:41 pm

    How awesome, so sweet! I love princesses!



  42. Echo on February 3, 2017 at 12:52 pm

    I love this! What a sweet letter and awesome campaign. I recently took my daughter to meet some princesses and it was a spectacular experience!



  43. uprunforlife on February 3, 2017 at 11:25 am

    I loved Aerial growing up too. I love that Disney is inspiring us all to reach for the stars and dream big. I hope that I have instilled that in my kids as well.



  44. Melissa Dixon on February 3, 2017 at 8:07 am

    It can be so hard to replay what we feel to our daughters. I am still working on relaying those feelings to my daughter, I feel like it is so complex and it may take me my whole life to say it all.



  45. Stephanie Pass on February 3, 2017 at 12:54 am

    I love this campaign for girls! It’s such an important thing to teach them to keep reaching for their dreams, no matter how big.



  46. Dogvills on February 2, 2017 at 11:37 pm

    What a beautiful post. It’s our role as moms to encourage our daughters to dream big and help them go for those dreams.



  47. Jocelyn @Hip Mama's Place on February 2, 2017 at 11:31 pm

    What a lovely letter. I fell in love with all of the Disney princesses in my lifetime, too!



  48. Stacie @ Divine Lifestyle on February 2, 2017 at 3:19 pm

    I love this so much! It’s so important that we teach our daughters to follow their dreams, no matter how big they are.