While I am waiting for water to boil for supper, I thought I would write you a hand written letter. I hope when you are older to give you some letters, poems, stories & paintings that are about our adventures together.
I wish I would have started this sooner, but better late than never, they say. By the time you read this letter, I am sure hand written letters will be extinct....a thing of the past. A time when I did not have wrinkles or grey hairs. In fact, they are almost vintage as I write this now and we won't discuss my wrinkles (or "zippies" as you lovingly call them) or my grey hairs..
Computers, cell phones & technology in general is creeping its way into everything we do as a society. Technology is good my lil Summerkins, in many ways .... dont get me wrong.... I mean I might even share this on my BLOG.
But Summer, my hope for you in receiving these letters from me, is that you will always have something I touched with my real hands. My words flowing from my heart to this pen.......onto this paper.
I want you to know what a thoughtful little girl you are. Over the past 2 days you very excitedly made over 20 Valentine cards. All of them were handmade from stamps and ink and cards, that we picked out together. You were adamant that Amelia had to have the pink ones because that is her favorite colour. Amelia is your favorite little friend in Senior Kindergarten. You both love playing with "My Little Pet Shops".
You sat down and wrote every single classmates names on each card and then after you finished them you asked me to check to make sure you did not leave anyone out. You are thoughtful like that my little angel.
You always tell me it is not nice to hurt other peoples feelings. If I ever slip up and say something rude or inconsiderate, you are the first to explain to me nicely why it is not nice or why it might hurt. Just the other day, I told you to just leave your beloved stuffed animal "Lamby" in the car while you and I went for groceries. I was feeling rushed and did not want you to drop him or forget him anywhere. You quickly pointed out to me, that it was freezing outside and that if we left Lamby in the car, he might get "frozen tears". Well, how could I argue with that? You always have the way to make me understand what you are feeling in your heart.
You were tired from me dragging you around town all day, and had not complained once. So, I put you in the bigger part of the grocery cart to give your little feet a rest. You decided to lay your winter jacket down on the metal cart and put Lamby under your head as a pillow. I smiled and brushed your bangs from your beautiful face. You barely fit into the cart anymore Summer. You are getting so big, but you will always be my baby. I laid my jacket over you to keep you warm. You looked up at me and said "You are the best Momma in the whole world.....I would not want any Momma but you." You closed your eyes. People passing by us smiled at your comfy little nook and no doubt your beautiful energy.
You are truly beautiful Summer & I am humbled by you.
Until the next letter.
Love your Momma. xo ♥