A Letter to my children

Dear Drayce and Deegan,

Ever since I was a child myself I have always known that I wanted to be a mother. I was the oldest of three girls and  was always a care giver to my younger sisters. I always dreamed of having a blonde haired little boy and to my surprise that is exactly what I got with my first born.

Drayce,

You were a trouble maker since the day you were born. I say that in the most loving way of course. You came out arm first instead of head first and that made getting you out a little more difficult. We were worried you might have broken something coming out like that but it turned out that you were perfect in every way. You were a pretty good baby until you reached the terrible twos and boy were you a feisty one. I am sort of ashamed to admit it but I actually lost you in Walmart once when you ran away from me while I was carrying your newborn brother. Luckily the man who came in to service the water machine found you hiding behind it after we called a code adam and had everyone in the store looking for you. I used to work at Walmart and always wondered how anyone lost their kids in the store. I can now say will never judge them again. You weren’t very happy when your little brother came along. The two of you are almost exactly 2 years apart and you weren’t ready to share your mom with anyone else. Now the two of you are best friends and I only hope your bond grows stronger as you get older. You are 8 years old now and he time has flown by but you are such a amazing little person. You just finished second grade and have been accepted into the gifted and talented program. You have long hair because you want to be like your Uncle Joel. You hate having your picture taken but I manage to get a few in here and there. You love video games, legos, swimming, camping and you really love your dog Louie. You have even said you love him more than your parents but I don’t take offense because I had the same love for my pony Buffy when I was your age. I am so proud of you and love you more than you will know until you have a child of your own.

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Deegan,

You are my little momma’s boy, the best Christmas present I have ever received. Your dad couldn’t be there for your birth because he was in another state working and making a home for us to come to after you were born. That’s not to say he didn’t want to be there, he did, instead he was on the phone listening to you make your entrance. We were surrounded by lots of family though and your Auntie Steph was your father’s stand in and got to cut your cord. You were an easy child (thank goodness). You breezed through the two’s, got a little defiant during the three’s but nothing I couldn’t handle. I was an experienced mom now and knew what to do. You have always looked up to Drayce and wanted to be just like him. You even grew your hair out like him until you decided to were tired of being called a girl. You are now 6 years and just graduated from Kindergarten. You lost your 2nd tooth just last night. You are so smart and your kindergarten teacher said she would love to clone you to fill her classroom. You are my little brown haired child that is my little mini me. You love photography almost as much as I do and let me take as many pictures of you as I want (Yes!) and you aren’t so bad yourself with the camera. You have such a kind heart and I know you will grow up to be someone amazing no matter what you decide to do.

 

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I am the luckiest mom in the world to be blessed with such amazing children! This post is a part of a blog circle so please click this link to continue the circle and read some more letters to some amazing photographers children.

http://kvganske.blogspot.com/…/letters-to-our-children…

 

Hi Jennifer! Your boys sound like an amazing pair!! And look at Louie with those blue eyes – so beautiful!
PS-Your black and white conversions are fantastic! 🙂

Rebekah Dorn Budziszewski

Jennifer, this is a beautiful letter. Your boys sound so much like my girls! My oldest had a hard time when her sister came, too. She didn’t like sharing her parents! And now they are the best of friends. Thank you for sharing this glimpse into your family.

Bonnie Crouchman

Jennifer you are the most amazing mother . Reading this blog made my heart swell with such pride, and brought tears to my eyes. The love you have for my Grandsons makes me so proud.

Kari Halvorsen-Ganske

Love the inclusion of the birth stories. I may steal that idea 🙂 And, in addition to their names, I love the pictures! The black and whites of your son are gorgeous!

Beth Daum

Awesome pictures of your children. The stories are magical as well…

Jessica Albright

So beautiful

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