Letters to Our Children – January 2016

I’ve been invited to join a blog circle filled with amazing photographers as we write letters to our children. This came at a perfect time for me, as I’ve been feeling that I haven’t documented enough (Poor Ariya’s baby book is half way filled and I haven’t even started Asha’s baby book). Sure, I’ve taken pictures for all of Ariya and Asha’s life. I hope they will know how much I love them through the photos that I’ve captured. I hope these photos say all the things that I say to them daily. But just in case….

01_Ariya

Dear Ariya,

You have become such a funny, smart, outgoing, strong willed two and a half year old. Where do you get it from? You love to laugh (and make us laugh) like your father. You’re definitely outgoing and have no fear approaching any and everyone. You must get that from your father as well. But you definitely like your space as well, and when you’ve had enough, you let us know. You must get that from me.

When your little sister arrived, I was so worried how it would affect you. Would you be jealous? Would you resent Asha for taking our time away from you? Would you think that you are less loved and treasured because of her?

I’m so thankful that you’re a well adjusted person. You love your baby sister so much. You always want to help us with her. You’re favorite saying right now is “I can do it all by myself”. You’ve become so independent. When did that happen? How did time go by so fast?

You are our everything. You’re our first child, our precious sweet girl, and we will always love you, no matter what. You’ve taught me so much, how to be a mother, how to be patient and how to love like no other.

You’ll always be my sweet baby girl

Mommy

01_Asha

Dear Asha,

I cannot believe it’s already been almost 7 weeks since you came into our lives. 3 weeks early, on your own time table. We hadn’t put the tree up, hadn’t gone Christmas shopping, hadn’t even gotten your nursery ready. Your father’s paternity leave hadn’t started, and I was in such a panic with how I was going to juggle 2 young children at the same time. It was definitely an unexpected but pleasant surprise to meet you so early, and we wouldn’t have had it any other way.

You look so much like your big sister when she was your age. It’s amazing, uncanny to see the similarities. It makes me wonder what more you will share with her. Will you have her hair, her smile, her laugh? How will you be different in your own ways? I can’t wait to find out. But in the meantime, I’m just enjoying you. Your newborn smell, your sweet smile, seeing your small hand wrap around my finger. This time is so precious and I’m learning to slow down and appreciate every moment.

Love you,

Mommy

Feel free to follow the circle and check out what Po Chi Fung has to write to her children.

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