To send a letter is a good way to go somewhere without moving anything but your heart. ~Phyllis Theroux
I am excited to be a part of a great group of photographers around the globe. Recently, one of them started a new Facebook group and blog circle called "Letters to Our Children". This type of blog circle caught my eye and heart immediately. Too many times I have said to myself, I will write down letters and notes to my loved ones on a regular basis. The intentions have always been there, but life's distractions seems to always grab my attention and good intentions such as this get put on the side burner.
Well, not this year! 2016 is my year to take action and to keep doing rather than putting good intentions, ideas, goals and dreams on the back burner. I am looking forward to being a part of this group and sharing our Letters to Our Children. Please be sure to follow along this wonderful blog starting in Texas with Carrie Saindon of Carrie Saindon Photography. CLICK HERE to enjoy her Letter to her children. All the best for 2016!!
To My Dearest Children,
Once again I find myself asking for life's clock to slow down......not much, but just a wee wit would be most appreciated! I can't quite believe we are already in mid-January. Wasn't it just yesterday, that we were visiting our local farm to choose a Christmas tree? It blows my mind how quickly the days fly by watching you both develop and grow. 13 and 8 years old. Stunned, amazed and bittersweet is how your mum feels. I am constantly reflecting on the past year and the year to come. It really is a whole pot of emotions for me and at the same time I say "wow, what an amazing adventure"!
Luca - earlier this month you went to bed a 12 year old and woke up a 13 year old. "Teen" - still trying to mouth this word out loud. No longer a baby but always my baby. My son that continues to amaze me. You are generous, kind, gentle-natured and truly wouldn't even hurt a fly. I am embracing the tight bond and communication that we have each day. You always make time to talk to me about your day, your dreams and ideas. And, I listen, my heart is full and never wants that part of you to change. It's a part of you that just makes you shine as a human being. At the same time, I see and can feel change coming. Not a bad change, just continuing to grow, develop and discover things about life and about you. You have so many wonderful, quirky, amazing ideas and thoughts in your head and I am enjoying trying to figure out with you how to unleash it in this great big wide world of ours. Please never stop questioning and believing that you can make things happen.
Ella - my firecracker, my little Miss Independent. Your warm heart, amazing sense of humor and creativity continues to inspire me everyday. You are the girl that yearns to be loved and to love fully in return. You are full of life and I hope you continue to never be afraid to express yourself. I love that you embrace fully the motto: live well, laugh often, love much. That is wonderful part of your character and personality that truly shines to all those you meet and know in your life. School has been a challenge for you at times academically -- please do not worry my little one, we are here by your side every step of the way and will do anything to help your young confidence grow and be strong. Already you have skyrocketed with your reading in more ways than you realize. As much as you do not want to not get out of bed super early on your extra help mornings at school, you still persevere and seem to know that this is something that has been helping you greatly. Your brother, your dad and myself are immensely proud of you! Keep reaching for those stars, Ells Bells.
You both truly rock my world! Love you both to the moon and back and so much more.
Love, Mum xx