For two years, I have written weekly letters to my children, both HIM & HER. It was at a time that they were babies/toddlers and wouldn’t recall all that was going on around them from our family adventures to passing many milestones. I wanted to document them here for them to someday look back on and experience again through my eyes and my words. As they get older and older, things change less frequently. Their milestones and big adventures happen more monthly than weekly.
So this year I am writing letters to HIM & HER each month. Even though they may start to remember these adventures themselves, I love writing to them and expressing how amazing it feels to be their Momma.
I hope you will enjoy my letters too.
My Dearest B,
You have a heart of gold that is bursting to share. You let love flow out of you to everyone you meet, to friends and family alike. You are the hugger, the kisser, and the lover. I love that you love so much and so hard. It’s a great quality to have especially at your age. You protect your sister and your mother even from Daddy’s tickling. It’s great to see that immediate instinct to protect those that you love. I have always admire how well you take care of your sister when she is upset. Lately, your love has blossomed. It’s gone past your immediate family and friends to your school friends and even now an older girl crush. While I wasn’t ready for you to start crushing on girls, this first crush is big and a milestone to mark. There is a girl in year four that you never stop talking about. You blush when you speak her name at the dinner table and when you are naughty you beg me never to tell her. It tickles me, intrigues me but also pleases me that you have so much passion naturally built into you. I hope that never ever leaves you. I hope you grow up to be the gentleman all mother’s want their son to be and more. We had a tough half term this past week because you just wanted to get back to school, routines, and see hello to the girl that has you mesmerized. While it lasts, I will smile and love every moment of it. It makes you want to be better at school, better at home, and there is only positive things that come from all that. You even want to learn more so you can impress her and at age four I didn’t think those instincts present themselves yet. It just shows me how much you really are growing up and changing on me. How much you aren’t my little baby anymore and soon you won’t want to share with me who you have a crush on and why you want to show off. So I am soaking up this new little phase for as long as I can while trying to adapt that you are truly a baby no more. No matter who else may steal your heart, always have a little place for your Momma because I am here for you forever and ever.
Love, Mommy xo
My Dearest MM,
You have willpower like your mother. You kindly tease your older brother the way I remember teasing my old brother. You are smarter than anyone gives you credit for batting those beautiful blue eyes and tilting your head sideways to melt hearts and get away with something naughty, just the way I used to. I am seeing more and more similarities in you and I, everyday. While I know you are your own person and your own personality, it’s funny to watch you and see pieces of me and Daddy in there too. It makes me understand a little more what is upsetting you when you cry, or what you want when you are shouting. But then there is the other pieces of you, your pieces that are changing too. Your voice is sounding older. You talk clearer and more everyday. We are long past diapers now. We are creating your big girl bedroom and I think I will truly cry my eyes out when I sell the nursery set you and your brother both spent your first years in. Times are changing in our house where you and your brother are no longer babies and that era is truly over. While I try to keep you younger longer, you think otherwise. You are constantly doing things that prove just how independent and older you really are now. I am adapting to the idea that you are a little girl now. You like making your own decisions and doing things yourself. I have to respect that I am needed a little less and in other ways. I need to treat you like a little girl and not a baby now. That’s so hard to do sometimes but either way know I am always here for you when you do want some guidance, my little leader, forever and ever.
Love, Mommy xo
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