Last year, one of my dear friends invited me to participate in a project. A project in which we would write letters to our children each month. In our home, we’re very affectionate and often tell our children how much we love them but I think it’s important for them to read the words too. What we tell our children becomes that little voice they hear in their head and I hope and pray it’s only good things. So each month I will join this group of amazingly talented women in writing and photographing our children – and I will try my best to convey what they mean to me. I hope that you will click the links to follow each blog in the series – it will be so worth it!
You are my first baby. That long, lean baby with the red hair who I clutched tightly… the one I used two hands to hold even if you were in a carrier.
You put yourself last… even when I tell you not to. You can’t help it. It’s not your nature to think of yourself first.
Your brother and sisters come running to you for comfort – knowing that you love them unconditionally and will happily mend their boo-boos.
You are the glue of our family.
Each day I think I cannot possibly love you more and inevitably you prove me wrong with your kindness and generosity.
I don’t think you enjoy posing too much but I take these pictures of you so that you can see what I see – what everyone around you sees – a beautiful, sweet person who is at once softhearted but capable of kicking the world in the behind.
I can’t wait to be right there behind you.
We love you more than you will ever know.