To my daughter, on her sixth birthday

Sass

My darling Emmy Lou, Every night before I go to bed, I lean down and kiss your cheek. Every. Single. Night. Did you know that? I listen to you breathe and I take in all the changes that have happened over the course of the day, the week, the year. Now you are six. You waited… [Read More]

A letter to my daughter on her fifth birthday

E, age 5

Happiest of Birthdays to my sweet little girl, I am sort of in denial that you are now five. Five sounds so very big to me. It’s not a toddler and most certainly, not a baby . But that doesn’t change the fact that you are and always will be MY baby. You’ve grown a… [Read More]

A Birthday Letter to My 7 Year Old

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You came in the bonus room for a second time, rubbing your eyes and complaining that you just couldn’t fall asleep. I walked you back to your room and crawled into bed with you. You scooted all the way over to make room for me. I snuggled up against your warm little body and felt… [Read More]

A letter to my son on his 5th birthday

Aidan April 1

My sweet boy, You are five. It sounds like such a big boy age.  In the fall, you’ll be starting kindergarten.  I don’t understand how time went by so quickly.  It seems like just yesterday you were learning to walk, talk and navigate this crazy thing called life. You are still such a joy. Your… [Read More]

A letter to my son on his fourth birthday

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My darling firstborn, It doesn’t seem possible that you are four years old. You are such a big boy now, yet still so very small.  I waited so very long for you to come into my life.  It seemed that day was always just out of reach.  I prayed so very hard. Now here you… [Read More]

A Letter to My Son on His Third Birthday

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My darling Wonderbug, Oh how you’ve grown!  I cannot get my head around the fact that it’s been three years since you came into my life.  It seems like yesterday you were toddling around, muttering words and sounds.  Now you are a a full on boy who runs, jumps, sings, speaks in full sentences, asks… [Read More]

A Letter to My Son – Year Two

My darling Bug, I cannot begin to comprehend that it was just two years ago that you came into my life. Two years ago I heard your wondrous cry as you took your first breaths of life.  My son.  My firstborn. You have grown so much over the past year.  Everything about you seems to… [Read More]