I have started a new personal project this year with a group of other photog moms, where each month we will write and post a letter to our children. I have wanted to do this for so long and I am so happy that I joined this group. I am hoping that it will allow me to pause and reflect on photographing my own children and telling them how much they mean to me. That is what inspired me to become a photographer after all! Check out Eileen Gomez’s blog and continue on to the other links to read the full circle.
To My Little Zander Man,
Some special little guy is turning 8 in 8 days! Your birthday always brings so many emotions out of me! I count my blessings every day for you and your sisters! I cannot imagine what my life would have been without you! Almost 9 years ago, our family was complete with the two kids that we had always said that we would be happy with. We were very busy with a baby girl (Calli) and a two year old girl (Rylee)! However, something was missing. Your daddy very much wanted a boy so very badly, and I couldn’t imagine being a mother to a boy but I wanted a boy so much as well! As Calli reached her first birthday, we decided to have one more baby and were hoping that it would be a boy! Well, the third time was a “charm” as the saying goes, and you have always been my little charmer!
You know the way to my heart! The way you look at me with those big blue eyes and amazingly dark long eye lashes just makes my heart melt! You have the kindest heart. I love our cuddle time at night so very much, even though, most of the time you would rather cuddle and watch TV with your dad! I know that your Daddy holds a very special place in your heart and you in his. You two have a bond that is astounding to watch. I always knew that he would be an amazing father to my kids, and I hope and pray that you turn out to be just as great as he. You have a great example of a man leading your way.
You are such an active little guy! You love football so much and have such a great talent for whipping that ball around already! You must get that from me :)! I love how determined you are at sports and mastering things that you want so badly! Always keep that strong will and determination and it will take you far in life.
This will always hold a very special place in my heart for you because it was “ours”. Our time. Our book. Our words that we both cried over many times and you always asked me to read it to you.
I’ll love you forever
I’ll like you for always,
As long as I’m living
My baby you’ll be.
I love you, sweet baby boy of mine. And yes, you will always be my baby!
Cabo San Lucas, Spring Break 2013
Skateboarding January 2013
Football February 2013
Wisconsin, Thanksgiving 2012
Location scouting with mom, September 2012
Valentines Day 2013