This week’s Small Moments Mondays guest poster is…me!
I wrote this letter to Katie last Monday and since today is my birthday, I’ve decided to share it with you here!
Thank you so much for reading…
When Daddy left for work this morning, he asked you to go easy on me today. Mondays are always rough, as we try to find our groove again with Daddy back to work. He told you that I needed some extra hugs and that you should snuggle with me as much as possible.
And you did.
You molded into me, stroking my arm and squeezing my hand.
You tickled my neck and “read” to me.
You simply loved me.
You are such a beautiful child, Katie. Kind and tender, intuitive and observant.
You aren’t yet four, but somehow you are so much older than your years.
It brings me so much joy to look at what a lovely person you are becoming. I see hints of the woman you will one day be.
I am so grateful to have you in my life.
Life is so filled with twists and turns, my sweet Katie. Sometimes I want to hold you you tightly and refuse to entertain the idea of you growing older.
But you will.
And I hope to be there by your side, sharing the bits of wisdom that I’ve gathered on my journey.
Small things, like always carry tissues in your purse, to bigger things, like reach for all of the happiness that your arms can hold.
Tiny things, like Dave Matthews must play a central part in any road trip, to more important things, like don’t be too hard on yourself. You will stumble. We all do.
I hope to be there to tell you where I made mistakes and where I made great choices.
And, like all mothers, I hope that your sad times are fewer than mine and your joys so much greater.
Because, if I know anything to be true in this world, it’s that I love you, Katherine. From tip to toe.
You are truly remarkable.
And I’m blessed that you’re ours.
With a heart just brimming with love,
I’m honored to be guest posting over at my lovely friend Natalie’s blog, Mommy of a Monster, where I am sharing one of my less than stellar mommy moments. It would mean the world to me if you would come over and say hello. Come read, “To Be Sure.”