Dear Katie and Matthew,
I am writing to apologize to each of you for my complete lack of patience this afternoon. I was tired, grumpy, and simply no fun to be with.
I rushed you, was easily exasperated by you, and caught myself longing for bedtime more often than I care to admit.
Today was not one of my finer parenting days.
Though your daddy was at the ready with extra tickles, distractions, and unlimited patience, I am so truly disappointed in myself.
Please know that I love you each of you to the moon and back…and in words that you’ve each heard more times than you could possibly count…
I love you big as the world,
high as the sky,
deep as the ocean,
forever and ever.*
With all of the love that my heart can possibly hold,
*My mother spoke these words to me each and every day of my childhood. No matter how the day had gone, I never doubted for even one second that she loved me. It is my hope that you always feel that same sense security.