April 22, 2012

Time Capsule 4/22/12

Grayson,

I hope I don't forget how you leave your socks stuffed behind the bathroom door every time you go number two. I sigh but will it someday fade from my memory?  You wrote on my to-do list yesterday "I Love my Mom" and I will save it forever.


Noah,

You told me about your bedtime prayers last night and I hope you will always say them. You've started wanting to hang around the adults more now and I remember when I was ready for that, too. Standing, you are up to my chin now. My chin! I can still hear the nay of your very first cry.


Dearest Ivy,

This morning when I got out of bed and you were lying there on your pillow I thought you must be the definition of how He gives more than we could ever ask or imagine. I am better when we are together.


Carter,

You are just like the big brother I always dreamed of having, like the ones you always see on TV or in the movies, and I wonder just where you came from and how our family got to be so lucky and you are the only one who can cheer Gray up and I don't think it's just because you want to get some laughs. You amaze me.



To Jeff, my love,

This has been a good year for us. You are more handsome than I've ever seen you, and you know me better than anyone else on this earth and you use that knowledge to take care of me. With you, I am safe.




To dad,

I know my roots in music and sense of adventure are because of you, and I always wish that someone comes along to make you laugh when I don't get to talk to you, and I hope you do win the lottery some day.


To my mom,

I wish I could always be moments ahead of you, and I would drop pennies for you to find. And I wish I could go back in time and do whatever it takes to keep you from being broken. Someday when we read this again and years have passed it will be better by then, I just know. We'll celebrate the healing.


Love.
xoxo




24 comments:

  1. Tears...so beautiful.

    You always remind me [inspire me} to love more and just be more...that these moments are the real treasure of this earth and really those moments in our hearts are all we really get to take with us when leave this earth.

    Jen

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  2. Your heart whispers make my heart smile.
    love this.

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  3. Thank you for sharing this with us. I don't use these kinds of words or phrases often, but I mean it genuinely -- your words bless.

    (The truth encapsulated in what you wrote to Jeff brought me to tears.)

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  4. Dude, I just finished putting mascara on and you made me cry. So, so beautiful <3

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  5. Oh, Steph, so so so beautifully written. Everyone should do this.

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  6. Tears . . . I love you Steph! So glad we had lots of time together this past week! I want more! Aunt Diane

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  7. beautiful. i love the balance of big things and small things, all punctuated with lots of love.

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  8. So beautiful and like everyone else,tears, lots of them.

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  9. i love that you use your gift of writing and SEEING to bless us all with... thank you sweet Steph!
    xo
    Mel
    needle and nest

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  10. There just isn't a better word...beautiful!

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  11. i read this on the way to church and i had to make myself think of other things so i wouldn't have a big ol' cry right there. i probably need one, i suppose, but not then. =)

    love you and your people.

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  12. This is a great idea :). What a great way to document your time capsule!

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  13. So beautiful, I need to do this for my own family. And the letter to your mother? Heartbreakingly beautiful.

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  14. I love this. It's perfect. :)

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  15. You are just the sweetest. Really.

    xo

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  16. I was just stopping by to say the word beautiful, too - looks like everyone else felt the same way. But it's the first word that came to mind, so I will go ahead and just say beautiful anyway!

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  17. Gosh, this is sweet--a little tearful too in all of my own overly-emotional mom state too :)

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  18. Oh Steph! You made me cry, darn you. :)

    Janelle

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  19. Lovely love and gratitude, that's what this is.

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  20. Ah, I love this. I should totally do this too. I wish I would write out more specifics like this for each kid, because I know they would love to look back on it someday.

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