Friday, September 05, 2008


Dear Austin, 

As my fourth child, you are finally teaching me the lessons I so desperately needed to learn. Things such as leaving the vacumming til later, and taking the time to hold your sweet self and rock you back and forth.  And that the laundry will always be there to fold, but that you will grow and change every day and I will never have this time back.  I am learning to be still in the moments I have with you, to watch your face and see how your eyes dance around as you take in the world around you.  To spend time patting your back and letting you snuggle into my neck as I hold you close, not letting all the other things I feel I "have" to do creep in.  You are joy my sweet son, in the purest sense and my love for you overwhelms me.  I know with complete assurety that you were supposed to be my child and I am thankful for the chance to be your mother.  





Love, 
Mama

9 comments:

Kimberly said...

Could that face been any cuter?
I think not.
thanks for the reminder of taking the time to enjoy our little ones.
I really needed to hear that today.

Kelly said...

A great lesson indeed.

So glad you have been enjoying every moment with that ADORABLE boy. Enjoy!

Marilyn said...

I love your funny posts Karen, but your letters to your children are my hands down favorite. Love them.


P.S. What a little cutie!

debsters said...

He probably doesn't miss a thing with that alert sweet face. How can you not fall in love with that little one. Yes, the chores will wait.

tharker said...

I also love your letters to your children. They are always simple and pure and beautiful.

I LOVE this expression on sweet Austin's face!!

Ms. Kristen said...

Oh I love that sweet face! You are exactly right....they grow way too fast! Love on him all you want!

lindsay>boo said...

Oh, that picture is adorable! I love your letters too. Thanks for the reminder to enjoy our children. I guess I can do the laundry tomorrow...

Nicole said...

almost makes me want one more.....almost

The Neff Family said...

I am glad you are soaking up the baby stage. I am too. I LOVE it! Thanks for posting pics of Austin, he is such a cutie. When do I get to see him again?