Friday's Letters

Dear Jj- I can't believe you are 4 months old already! My, time is flying. That is why I hang on to your every coo and giggle. I know you grow tired of mommy taking pictures of every single thing you do and pressing the record button every single time you show mommy something new. Honestly, everything you do becomes the cutest thing ever to me and I want to find a way to hold on to these moments forever. A time is gonna come when your soft whimpers in the night will be a distant memory and my little baby will be all grown up. I'm trying the best I can to soak everything up. I literally don't want to miss a thing.

Dear Gabs- Talks with you before bed remind me so much of the young girl I use to be. We both wrote in our journals before bed, talk incessantly about our favorite books, and had (or have) a thing about coordinating everything in our wardrobes with some form of pink. I hope you are enjoying being such a bright beautiful young lady because I'm enjoying being your mommy. Don't be so hard on yourself, though. You're perfect just the way you are.

Dear Core- I could go on and on about how proud I am of your accomplishments in school this week. You are setting goals for yourself at such an early age, and to be in competition with no one but yourself is great! I love that determined spirit you have and can't wait to see it manifest into something bigger and better. Just remember when you're out on the court though, it's all in fun at the end of the day. Let loose and enjoy the sport! You have the rest of your life to be serious. Lol.

Dear J- Can I just say thank you for being you? You know just what to say all the time--even when I don't want to hear it. Thanks for always being my sounding board. Whether I'm venting frustrations, pitching ideas, making plans to take over the world, or planning meal ideas for the week, you always listen attentively. You don't know how much I appreciate that. And not that we're keeping score, but remember I owe you a late-night dinner date :-)

Dear Tay- I think I have a new favorite spot to have a lunch date and have some great girl talk, thanks to you. We need to get together more often. Love you!

Dear Q- I miss you lots and think about you all the time. I hope to see you soon and play catch up on this new role you have in life. I bet we have so many stories to share and compare now!

Dear Nat- I just know we're so close to each other now for a reason. I feel like when we begin to work together, something cosmic will become of it. Can't wait to share even more time, space, food, and conversations with you, love.

Dear Post-Partum Shedding- I'm hoping that you're finally saying your goodbyes around here. I was almost in tears when I first discovered you roaming around. Now that I've ruled everything out and now know the culprit, I'm so ready to see you go.

Dear Post-Partum Body- You've been a warrior. With God's help, you've brought three lives into this world and you have all of the scars to prove it. I am thankful that my soul was blessed with you as my mode of transportation for my stay here. Therefore, I will quit complaining to folks about you, shaming you, and comparing you to others I see in magazines and on television. While I want to take the best care of you that I possibly can, I will vow now to stop being so hard on you. You deserve better.

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