Dear Thomas and Caroline,

I’ve been thinking about this space lately, and my (lack of) use of it. And considering… Why I (should) write. What I (want to) say. Here’s what I think. I have HORRIBLE memory. Really, really bad. I’m the first to admit this. And I think at the end of the day, my desire is to capture moments with the two of you that will no doubt slip into the swiss cheese holes of my brain over time. This is not my space–it belongs to you. I will no doubt, from time to time take it over with thoughts that have little to do with you directly. But, at the end of the day, I am your mother so I guess that’s my prerogative. Right? (No need to answer.)

I want to remember how you are at 4 and nearly 7. I want to remember the things you say, your favorite activities, your oddities, frustrations, and triumphs. I want to relish the joy of parenting you. I want a record of these days that flash by in the blink of an eye. I want you to know how proud I am of you both. And most of all, I want you know just how much you fill my heart with love.

3 Comments, Comment or Ping

  1. I love this. And yes, it’s why I write about Ava too…because I can remember nothing. Seriously. I couldn’t tell you when she first rolled over or sat up or any of that. I would have to consult my writings for that.

    October 14th, 2011

  2. I love this. I hope you stick with it.

    At times….it’s like a baby book. Not that any of mine have one, but you know they could. :)

    October 14th, 2011

  3. J

    I wish I had kept a blog back when Maya was a baby. I don’t remember anything.

    October 16th, 2011

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