I must admit I have been totally inspired. Inspired by not only an amazing group of ladies but by my own children to start these. Starting later than I should have BUT not letting it hold me back. This is my very first “Letters to Our Children” post and I can’t describe to you how full my heart is knowing that we will have these to hold on to forever. So without further ado….
To my sweet boys,
This month, you all have grown so much. Not only physically but your tiny little souls….they are just so full. In a month that has had it’s fair share of ups and downs, you all provide to me a warmth, a happiness….a safe haven that reassures me every thing is going to be ok. The fact that you three have provided this to me unknowingly…..something that I as your mother am supposed to provide to you…is something truly indescribable. For this, I thank you all.
Now, more than ever I feel the time going by so quickly. I blink, and you are all that much older……..I struggle with this. Every single day I want you each to stay as you are, not another day older nor another day younger. I can remember wanting the same thing when Blaison was 4, again when Kade was 1, and now Kellan as an infant. But as life does, it showed me that there is a reason we call it “Life”…we are supposed to LIVE….each day gets that much better. Each new day holds a different adventure, a different challenge…..new laughter and new memories.
What I ask of you each is that you live life to it’s fullest. Explore, dream, discover…keep an open mind and an open heart. It will only bring you a life full of adventure, full of challenge….full of laughter and full of memories. Don’t get wrapped up into rushing to tomorrow because today wasn’t the greatest. Embrace life NOW, take in all of it. Weather it’s a day full of laughter or a day with heartache, know that these moments were strategically placed there for a reason. They were placed by a greater power to shape you into who you will are as a person. Be thankful for these moments, because there’s a chance you won’t get them back.
I love you all to pieces,
Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do.
So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails.
Explore. Dream. Discover. -Mark Twain