Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Dear Reece



I cannot believe four years have passed. It seems like yesterday I looked into your eyes for the first time. It is a moment I will never forget, one that changed my world.

Each day since that moment has been amazing. Yes, there have been some days that have been better than others but I am grateful for each day we spend together, whatever the circumstances.

Being your mom is my most treasured role in this life. You have taught me so much and forced me to look deep inside to discover who I am and what I believe. You have changed the course of my life and I couldn’t be happier.

Four years of mothering you have passed much too quickly, and while I can’t slow the next four years down I can promise you I will be present, aware and mindful of the journey we are sharing together.

You are an amazing little man and I am so proud to be your mom.

I love you.

38 comments:

  1. Lovely! I love the photo & I love this post. Made me tear up. Our babies grow far too quickly. Happy 4th Birthday Reece!

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  2. I love this! Happy birthday, Reece!

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  3. Happy 4th birthday Reece!

    Kim, it does pass so quickly and if I dwell on it, it makes be feel quite sad. Being fully present helps us savour the moments and to be fully engaged as parents.

    Enjoy this day. :-)

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    1. Thank Susan. I feel the same sadness if I think about it, so I don't, I just enjoy right now and let the rest unfold as it will. We had a great day!

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  4. That photo of the two of you warmed my heart this morning, along with your beautiful words to him. You are such an incredible mother.

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  5. Happy Birthday, Reece! And happy mom birthday to you too, Kim.

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  6. Happy Birthday Reece! Beautiful words. Keep them for him to look back on. You are a wonderful mom! :)

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    1. Thanks Tiffany and yes, I will be keeping this entire blog for him to look back on :)

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  7. Isn't it amazing how fast time flies? I still cannot believe that my girls are no longer newborns. It has gone as fast as everyone told me it would (and then some)! This is one of the many, many reasons that I am forever grateful for the kind of life we live. That I get to be there every step of the way! I hope Reece had a most wonderful birthday (and you had a lovely anniversary of his birthing day)! May this next trip around the sun be his best yet! <3

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    1. It is amazing how fast it goes. I too enjoy being there every step of the way, so grateful we can make it happen. We had a lovely day.

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  8. congratulations Kim and Reece! thanks for sharing.

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    1. Thanks for stopping by Adam, nice to see you here :)

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  9. So beautiful. Happy birthday, Reece. And happy motherhood birthday, Kim. You are both so blessed and may you all continue to receive bright blessings!

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  10. Beautiful words and happy birthday Reece! x

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  11. This is so lovely and so true, the way it feels to be a mother and to watch the years pass! Happy Birthday!

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  12. Oh, happy day to Reece! What a special note to a boy from his mama. He is a well-loved little guy for sure :) Love the play stand in the previous post. I found some stands at a Waldorf school sale and plan to try my hand at making silks this Christmas.

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    1. Thanks so much Kristen. Lucky you for finding some at a sale. Let me know how the silks go, I would love Reece to have some more, and making them is a great idea!

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  13. beautiful words to your beautiful boy! happy birthday reece!

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  14. Kim - wonderful words and such an amazing picture.

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    1. Thanks so much Gretchen. I should give photo credit to Justin :)

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  15. First the picture gave me chills then words pulled at my heart! Such tenderness and love. Hugs mama!

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  16. Happy Birthday Reece!

    Love,
    Taryn

    P.S. Beautiful picture.

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  17. such a very sweet post! this motherhood thing just tugs at the heartstrings, doesn't it?

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