Note: I am part of a lovely women’s photography community (professionals & hobbyists) and this morning we are on part two of a monthly project called “Letters to our Daughters”. Each month we dedicate a blog post to our daughters and link each others’ posts (otherwise known as a blog circle). Thank you to all who have been following the project and welcome if you are new!
“You were born with potential
You were born with goodness and trust
You were born with ideals and dreams
You were born with greatness
You were born with wings
You are not meant for crawling, so don’t.
You have wings
Learn to use them, and fly.”
My sweet littlest one,
The past few weeks have been stressful for me. A lot of work and no time, letting myself down in many areas. Adding to the stress is your glorious sense of adventure. Mixed with your incredible athleticism, it’s quite taxing. :) I’ve never seen anyone climb so fast…and then literally jump up and down when you dangerously get to the top of things. We laugh because you are so cute. I can handle it, just glad I don’t have two little ones in this phase.
And so glad you are still nursing.
It gets me through – gives us both a break and rejuvenation. The connection washes away the anxiety. We breathe together as you wrap your tiny finger around my necklace chain. I will miss it terribly when it’s over. I can see the end of it coming, at least I feel we are sliding towards it. I don’t know when we will stop but I do know it will be gentle and sweet. I just wanted to take this opportunity to celebrate what we’ve accomplished – for your health, for your emotional well being. For my heart.
I love you.
Playtime and nursing – captured April 16, 2013
You always, always grab my necklace, as I always, always smell your hair.
Make sure you check out Jessica’s Letter here! Thanks for reading!