• March 31, 2008

    Oh, this is making my heart into a gooey, mushy pile.

  • April 1, 2008

    Ditto, Ditto, Ditto! 

    Such truth, especially the part about losing your shit.  Not literally of course. smile

  • mdvelazquez
    April 1, 2008


    That photo is precious too.

  • April 1, 2008

    aww, very sweet!

    it’s nice when we have those mushy know, to remind us that we really do love them! smile

  • April 1, 2008

    Sing it SISTAH!
    This was so sweet, and those kiddos are so gorgeous!
    Have some chocolate mama grin

  • Katie Kat
    April 1, 2008

    Ha - so true, and so plain and simple.  Good combo!  I think it will be fun to see how your letter changes over the years.  Be sure to keep the old copies for yourself…  smile

    P.S.  Bethany has those same jammies as LB!  She’s such a cutie pie… and I have to SMUNCH on Baby O, he is delectable!

  • April 1, 2008

    Very sweet Flinger! And sooooooo true.

  • April 1, 2008

    Seriously, look at those cutie pies. Yay for counting our blessings.

  • April 1, 2008

    This is something that I adore!! I think that I may need to start a book for Toddler so that when he is grown up and has kids that he will know how much I love him. (Plus all the crazy things that mommy was thinking when he was growing and growing.)

    Those two are BEAUTIFUL…do you loan them out for those of us that have just one? You know so we can get our fill of maniac-ness and all along with the cuteness…LOL

    I love how good they are together.

  • April 1, 2008

    That about sums it up perfectly!
    I hope to God my kids remember the good times and not the times I lost my shit too.
    Great letter!

  • April 1, 2008

    Excellent Flinger. Just excellent.

  • April 1, 2008

    Great letter!  I was going through my day as I read this…boy, I was crabby today!

    I loved it!

  • April 1, 2008

    That is the best picture ever! So sweet.

  • Milander
    April 1, 2008

    Already done.. every Sunday after church I sit down and write what we did in the last week in a big A4 diary, stick in any pictures they painted in kindegarten and note down what they did during the week and how it made me feel… angry, upset, happy, moved, emotional or whatever. I explain why it made me angry or happy too. One day when they are older (or perhaps on their wedding day) I’ll present them with the books and say “Here you go Son, read this and learn, I love you”. Hopefully it’ll be better than any parenting guide and will give them an insight into their upbringing.

    I want my children to remember me as the 26 year old man who helped bring them into this world not the 60 year old grouch complaining that salt n’ vinegar crisps aren’t like they used to be lol.

    I’ve told my wife I’m doing this and have been since they were borm but to my kids (6 and 3 years old) it is a secret and one I hope to keep until I (we) decide they are old enough.

    My grandfather died before I knew him and I wish he had done something lke this, as it is all I have from him are some photos, a few scraps of cine film and a few journal entries. I urge all of you who want to preseve a memory to consider doing what I am. It protects a piece of you and keeps it for your children and theirs too. Imagine what it would be like to actually show a grandchild what YOUR mother or father wrote about you when you were their age, to show them something they drew for you, to let them know what you were listening to on xxxxx date when you were relaxing because grandma had taken your dad for a walk, describing where you lived and where they might now live from YOUR point of view, describing where you went and what you did… the possibilities are endless. Do it for your children, it just takes 15 minutes of your time.. and if nothing else comes of it you will leave behind a treasure for the future.

  • sister flinger
    April 1, 2008

    I totally need to do that same thing. I still havn’t. arg.
    PS..I want that pic of your kids! Email me how to get the originals!!

  • Holly
    April 3, 2008

    Very sweet.  And that pic is precious!

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