I have been participating in a blog circle with some wonderful photographers who are also mothers of girls. Each month, we write a letter to our daughters to preserve thoughts and memories of this time in our lives. I treasure being able to do this for my girls and I love the chance to see the messages that my friends leave for their own daughters. Once you have read my letter, please follow continue on to see what my friend Jennifer Vititoe wrote to her daughters by clicking HERE.
Dear Avery and Alexa,
Last week, we went to a Superhero Dance Party . And it was the perfect activity, because lately you have been my little heroes. We just returned from a trip to the east coast, where we had a wonderful time visiting with family and friends. You were fantastic travelers, even when Alexa got a miserable cold. You were easy-going and flexible, you had good manners, and you are so awesome on airplanes that I will travel with you anywhere, anytime.
When it was time to return to Seattle, Avery you were not happy at all to leave. You were having so much fun with family and you wanted to stay. I tried to entice you with thoughts of Christmas. I asked what you wanted to do when we got back, thinking you’d talk about seeing Santa or decorating or even going right for presents. Instead, you looked at me and said, “Maybe we could buy some toys for kids who don’t have any?”
My mama heart just about burst.
That isn’t to say that you both haven’t been excited about the many Christmas celebrations that we are having, or that you haven’t spent plenty of time telling me what you would like to get from Santa. And actually you have been pretty clear that you don’t care if Santa brings it or we buy it, so long as you get it. Ha! But all in all, it’s clear that you love everything about the holiday season and you are making it all so fun. You are thrilled each morning to wake up and see where our elf, Rainbow Chippie, is hanging out. (You can see her below roasting marshmallows with some of your dolls in the photo below). You can’t wait to open the next day’s lego in your advent calendar from Grandma Rheta. And you are excited about the idea of giving gifts as well as getting them.
I am grateful for you guys, my little Superheroes. You make everything and everywhere a good time – especially a bar, in the middle of the afternoon, filled with bubbles – and you remind me of what is important.
Merry Christmas, my little loves!