Sunday, March 21, 2010

My latest project...

Dear Little Ones,

There are days when I swear you stayed up all night and formed a conspiracy to see if you can break me down.
I know it's not true. The truth is you are little people discovering this world. And sometimes that's hard. And sometimes you are willing to do whatever it takes to be swept up in my arms. Not because my arms have much to offer, but because my arms hold, they protect and they are familiar in this unfamiliar world.
No matter what you give me to work with, know this: I will always love you. Always.
And though some days I may have to walk away for a second, and sometimes I lose sight of what life is like as you're discovering this great big world, and my adult frame of reference gets frustrated with your take on life, I will come back to this... Each day with you is a gift. It is an honor that I don't deserve and yet there are parts of me that I didn't know existed before you two that cherish every giggle. You two are joy in human form. You are beautiful and lovely in every way and the fact that you would share your life with me thrills my soul.
So, I've started a little project. A little project to help me to see the beauty in the messiness. To remember that hugs will always be more important than a clean house (although, I swear, one day it will be clean and we can have both...), that books with ripped pages will not matter so much to me in a few years, but "freeze" dance parties will and that one day I will love the fact that the two of you stayed awake and made each other giggle at night when I really just wanted you to go to bed.
So here are some pictures that remind me of how great it is to be your mom. I love you. Ridiculously so...

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