A photo of my little man, once a month, on the last day of each month, in 2016
Reece, when I look at this photo of you I am in awe. You are growing so much little man, and changing before my eyes. In some ways it feels like it is all going so fast, but in other ways it feels like we have found a really wonderful rhythm to our days that allows us to sink into them, and soak up our time together. Many things have had to fall into place for us to continue on this path, and for that I am forever grateful. To continue moving forward as the mother I want to be for you means the world to me, and at the end of each day when you hug and kiss me and tell me that you love me more, I know just how much it means to you too.
This month has seen us move back into our fall rhythm and it feels so good. We jumped back into our lessons, and you are enjoying them immensely. You have little friends here each day, sharing in our learning journey, and I feel blessed to be able to witness these relationships you are developing. You are so very lucky little man to have a beautiful circle of little friends, and I know how much you love and appreciate each one of them.
Of course, on this path, we have had our challenges too. You have been and continue to be my greatest teacher. Every day I learn something from you, you challenge me to step up to be the mother you need me to be, you force me to face the lessons I need to learn head on, and you love me, even when I stumble. And you know what little man, I love you too. I love you when you wake up happy and full of energy ready to take on the world. I love you when you roll those beautiful, big, brown eyes at me and stomp off upset when we can't agree. I love you when you are sad that things didn't work out as they were planned. I love you when you are frustrated and can't quite find the words to tell me how you are feeling. I love it when you call me to snuggle up and hold you. I love you little man, through it all. I love you.