Blessed & sweet beyond words.
Remember the baby sleeping on his dad’s officer’s hat?
He is already ONE…his brother is three, and I got word in December that their dad would be leaving in January for a year. My heart stood still.
Mom wrote back:
“I know… my heart stood still not so much when he told me (he was going), but later, when I had time to think of how much he will miss with the boys.”
What happens in a year? Far more than I would like to think. Mom asked me to create a photograph so they could remember and record their family life right NOW. I want them to told hold onto these precious minutes together. And so, I hope I froze time for you. And boys, PLEASEEEEEEE don’t grow up too fast.
A HEARTFELT THANK YOU FOR TO ALL OF OUR MILITARY FAMILIES FOR ALL YOU DO AND OF COURSE FOR YOUR TREMENDOUS SACRIFICE TO KEEP OUR COUNTRY SAFE.
Speaking of letters… (I posted a little something on Facebook today)… One of my dearest, oldest and closest friends surprised me in my hospital room after a traumatic, scary delivery of our first daughter. She wrote this letter 8 years ago… and I cried again yesterday just as hard if not harder when I read it again. This time though, I was able to read it with my daughter.
I want her to know what living honestly and being genuine is all about- (KEEP IT REAL!) and I want her to know the value of friendship… and that a true friend is an amazing find. I want to share this amazing letter (tissues handy- consider yourself warned)…Written by someone who has known and been friends with me since the summer of 1990, right after I graduated high school and moved to Richmond. She might kill me for posting this… but I want to share both the letter of friendship, but also the first thoughts on the miracle of giving birth.
Happy New Year and thank you for everything! Happy 2012! Enjoy this little BEFORE and AFTER post – two of my Sweet-EST People You may remember little Chloe starred as my front of my website for a very long time!
Check this out below!~Two years later – some things never change!
Happy Happy 2012! See you soon!