So, it’s Absolutely Incredible Kid Day, and I want to celebrate by writing a letter to my son.

Dear Little One,

You spent two hours crying after you were born, but it meant you were here. I could finally hold you in my arms. The nurse brought you over, and said, “Here’s your son.” All I could say was, “He’s beautiful!”

I didn’t sleep at all for the first three days. Not because I couldn’t, but I didn’t want to miss anything in case you needed me. I would get up in the middle of the night, just to make sure you were breathing. Three years later, I still do.

The first time you went to day care, I came home and paced around for two hours. I didn’t know what to do without you. You had been home with me for close to three years, and it felt odd not to hear you asking me to play blocks or super heroes.

I love that you think my name is Kristen Photography. Working from home has been difficult at times, but I want you to know that you can make your dreams happen. Never let anyone tell you it’s not possible. This world is filled with impossible things.

I am blown away by your intelligence. I see you learning everyday, and I love it when you tell me something new. From knowing your ABC’s, shapes, and colors to kicking and throwing a ball. You love learning new things. May you never lose that love.

You are absolutely an incredible kid. I am so proud of you. There is not enough time in the world to describe how much you’re loved. May every day be an adventure. May every moment be filled with wonder. May every fear be trusted to God. May every obstacle be overcome.

I love you, Little One.

-Mommy