Love Letter To My Boys (the little ones).
I’ve always thought about writing letters to you, and things always seems to get in the way.
It is my goal that you never feel that I always had too much to do – I want you to remember me as playful, and fun, (well, not always, I know I can be a fun-wrecker at times… all for good cause I promise!).
It’s been a busy time. Taking the few minutes to write this while you’re snug in your beds is actually bringing tears to my eyes becuase Im hoping Im doing enough to balance life, and work and home and am I putting you first? You’re the reason Im doing any of this. ALL of this started because of you. I chose a career in photography over the desk job that kept me away from you for 10 hours everyday. That job, while I didnt have to work NEAR as hard as I do now, made me miss so much and I was so tired that by the time I picked you up from day care, that getting through dinner, and baths just to kiss you goodnight a very short time later… sucked. I missed so much.
So while Im caught in the hustle right now, I am so grateful that I can pull you up onto my lap at any time in the day, hold you, rock you, tickle you, make big messes with you. I’m the luckiest mom on earth to have you.
This Love Letter to My Children project was initiated by Bobbijo Stuart of Lovebee Photography. Its a blog circle, in which i will tag https://soniamarfatiagoode.wordpress.com/letters-to-our-children-january-2016/ Please read her letter too 🙂
This is sooo beautiful. I feel the same way. I recently left my day/desk job to pursue photography. It so resonated with me when you said “although I’m hustling, I can hug you, play with you any time of day”. I LOVE THIS!
Your boys are so lucky to have you..
ps: gorgeous images!
Thank you so much Aniya – we’re lucky to have the opportunities! Childhood scoots away from us too quickly. My next letter will be to my older children…
AH, this is how I feel every day when I get home exhausted and do not want to do anything. I feel bad like its effecting the kids so much.
Cheers to you for staying home.
Cheers to you too Bobbijo – the juggling we do as moms, whether Sahm, WAHM, or working moms…… the struggle is very, very real. XO
Loved your letter and images. I’m definitely jealous of getting to spend the daytime hours with my kiddos.
Thanks Karen – I give working moms a boatload of credit, since I lived it first hand I know how difficult it is. Having a support net, espcially like minded Moms and Dads. xo
Love love love your images and letter! So true, my children are the reason I picked up a camera in the first place.
It took a whole year of weddings and shooting OTHER people to make me realize too, that I hadnt used my camera for THEM in many, many months, and so decided to pick up my camera more for me – So Im doing a 366 also 🙂