I’m participating in a “Letters to our Children” blog circle with a fantastic group of photographer mothers. Each month we write a letter to one of our children, accompanied by our photography. At the end of each letter, you will find a link to connect you to another member in the circle, which you can follow around until you make it back here. This month I write my second letter to my oldest.
What a crazy week we’ve had. This month, I’m sharing just one photo. I’ve been carrying it around with me in my heart since I snapped it with my iPhone on Tuesday. This photo makes my heart hurt. I can barely put in to words the emotions I feel when I look at it.
Your baby brother had just come home from an overnight stay at the hospital that had all of us quite worried. Baba was changing Bennett’s diaper and he was fussing a bit. You came over carrying your step stool and asked if you could come see what was going on with Bennett. You placed your step stool right next to the changing table and climbed up. Then you placed you hand on Bennett’s head and started talking to him and comforting him. Such a sweet and tender moment that is the perfect picture of you as a big sis.
At your tender age of 3 years old, you have a heart full of love and compassion. It’s so silly to me to think I spent all those months during my pregnancy worrying about how you would adjust to having the babies join our family. You have exceeded every single expectation I had of you becoming a big sister. Bennett & Morgan are so lucky to have you in their lives. You are the best big sister anyone could ask for. In fact, just yesterday you said to me again, “Maybe you should move my carseat into the middle so that I can take care of Morgie and Bennie.”
I’m so glad that Bennie & Morgie have such a kind-hearted big sister to look after them and to look up to. Being a big sis can be a big responsibility, but I know you’re up to the challenge. I hope you stay just the way you are: kind, caring and loving, funny and silly. I hope you always have a good relationship with your brother and sister. I love you so much, my big girl.
Photography notes: iPhone5, processed with Afterlight
Now please head over to Allyson Snowden’s blog to read her sweet letter to her son & daughter.