To the infant me:
I will take you to parks and creeks and mountains and lakes and hills and oceans and wetlands and beaches. You will be safe with me. I will not let go of you until you are ready to walk on your own. I will never let go of you until you are ready to swim on your own. Even when you are older and stronger and more independent, I will hold your hand and hug you. When you are scared, I will honor your fear. When you are brave, I will honor ypur courage. I will teach you to be a warrior, even when you are needy. I will teach you to be brave enough to learn to value solitude. I will be with you. No matter what.