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Letters to our Children – June

Some friends and I are writing letters to our children in a monthly blog circle!  After you read mine, click here to check out my friend Rebekah’s letter next.  If you click through each letter, you’ll eventually find yourself right back here!

dear emily,

How do I even begin to write a letter to you?
What do I say that could possibly capture the spirit that you have? All the different facets that make up the wonderful little person you are?
I must start small because I don’t have the words that could encompass all that you are to me.

You’ve recently started reading and I am so amazed!  I always knew you would be an early reader because you’ve always loved books. We can always find at least one book in your bed in the morning and a flashlight under your pillow!  Watching you read to your little brother makes me so happy.  And of course, he mimics all you do so I know that one day he will love reading too because he wants to be just like his big sister.

Sometimes you get frustrated. Whether it’s riding your bike, trying to hula-hoop, reading a certain difficult word or any other number of challenges that 4-year-olds face.  I think that you already set high expectations for yourself and want to accomplish more than your little mind or body will allow just yet. I welcome these frustrations because what happens next is amazing.  You get this look of determination in your eyes and I watch as you try to calm yourself and figure out the solution to your current problem.  And when you do, your face lights up and you are so proud of yourself!

You never fail to make me laugh.  You can be so silly and you get both of us laughing and cracking up!
When the sale of our house fell through and I was sad, you were intent on cheering me up. It makes my heart so happy to know that you have such a strong sense of empathy already.

I’m truly looking forward to these next few summer months with you! I can’t wait to see all that you accomplish and all the fun you have!

Love always,
Mommy

dear emily dear emily dear emily

  • Rebekah - She’s beautiful, Terri! I love that she loves to read at night under the covers. The best books are read that way.ReplyCancel

  • Jenn - What a beautiful girl! I love her big brown eyes!ReplyCancel

  • Kari - What gorgeous brown eyes! They are enchanting. Great letter!ReplyCancel

  • Kassie - What a beautiful little girl you have!ReplyCancel

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