Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Dear Reece











Yesterday was a special day for me, it was your last day as a four year old. We started the day with our normal rhythm...breakfast, clean up, morning circle and then I changed it up a bit. Instead of heading into the woods across the road for a nature walk, we loaded ourselves into the car and hit the trails from my childhood, the ones I used to run, ride and play on. I am not sure why I felt a pull to go there, but I felt it and we went.

And I am so happy we did. I felt so at home there with you. Connected to the place, to nature and to you, my little man. I watched as you ran down the trails, a sparkle in your eye and the biggest smile on your face. I witnessed you stop and fox walk towards two squirrels, one black, the other grey. You got down low and crept so quietly towards them, hoping to get as close as you could. I sat in silence on the rocks as you played by the water, just watching you, pinning it to my memory and savouring the moment.

There really are no words to fully explain how you have changed my world. You have taught me so much about myself, about being a mother and about being a better person. I am honoured to walk your path with you, to guide you, to help you, to hold your hand, to laugh with you, to cry with you and to love you, unconditionally.

As we celebrate today, I won't look back with regret at how fast the time has gone, instead I offer gratitude to you. For it is you who brought slow and mindful into my days. It is you who fills my days with love and laughter. It is you who can bring a smile to my face at the end of a rough day. It is you who makes mothering the most amazing journey I have ever taken.

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

I love you.

32 comments:

  1. happy birthday Reece!!! May you have many many more :)

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  2. Such a beautiful post, Kim! Happy 5th birthday to Reece and Happy 5th anniversary of the day you became a mama to you! It's a pretty amazing journey, isn't it?! May this day be full of wonder and magic and may this next trip around the sun be his best yet! xo

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  3. Such a beautiful post, Kim ~ it brought tears to my eyes. I can relate to it so much.

    Enjoy your day and I hope five is Reece's best year yet, with each year getting just better and better :)

    Big love and hugs to you both.

    xo

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  4. Happy Birthday Reece. Kim, he is so beautiful, and although I have never met him in person, I can feel his charming personality through your posts. Hope you two have a special day together!

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    1. Awe, thanks Taryn, that is so sweet of you to say. We had the most wonderful day :)

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  5. Happy Birthday! I couldn't help but notice the hat... Love it!

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    1. Thanks Erin. That hat is last year's Winter Solstice gift :)

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  6. Beautiful!
    A happy birthday to Reece, and don't forget this journey will go on for ever!

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  7. Beautiful. Happy Birthday Reece!

    -Karen

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  8. Aren't we lucky to get to be moms of these small fellows? Happy Birthday to Reece and congrats to his mama!

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  9. That letter is going to make him cry when he's older! Happy Birthday Reece!

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  10. Love. I hope you all had a wonderful day. Five really is one of my favorite ages. Enjoy!

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    1. Thanks Dawn, we had a lovely day. I am really looking forward to five, it seems there are so many wonderful things ahead for us.

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  11. Happy 5th Birthday Reece. How very lucky you are to have such an amazing and loving Mother. You have completed five years of giving her immense joy! Kim, your beautiful post is testament to the joy Reece gives you everyday. Reece, we wish you many blessings as you journey together through being in your 6th year with your family. We love you a whole bunch, always, hugs and kisses.

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    1. Awe, thanks Juno. We can't wait to celebrate with you in a few weeks xo

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  12. Happy Five to little (Big!) Reece! And happy Mothering day to you, Kim. ox!

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  13. Reece is now five....the best age ever! I love his beautiful brown eyes, we have a few people with brown around here too.
    I know you are going to enjoy each day of this new age and then all the others to follow Kim, there is just something so special about being the mama to a son. Have a beautiful day.

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    1. I know, five! Everyone keeps telling me how great five is, I am pretty excited about it.

      Thank you Tracey, there is something pretty special about it.

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  14. Kim...these are such sweet words to your son. He really is a beautiful child!

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  15. Happy Birthday to Reece! How lucky he is to have these lovely words greet him as he enters the fabulous age of 5!

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  16. Oh how beautiful and full of love your words are...I know I'm a bit late but happy happy birthday to Reece!!! Wishing your little man a great year being five!!!! And lots of more lovely memories like this day..:) Much Love, Halina

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    1. Thank you Halina. So far five is treating us all very well :)

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