Sunday, April 8, 2012

Happy Easter; A Letter


Dearest Camren,

Yesterday was a beautiful day, typical of a Utah springtime.  The white snow in the mountaintops rivaled the loveliness of the white blossoms in the trees.  The sun was shining.  The cloudless sky was a brilliant shade of blue, and a cool breeze whispered through the cherry-red tulips.

You looked up at me, with your dark, dreamy eyes, and asked, "I go outside?"

There was enough of a chill in the air that we decided to sit on the sun-drenched front steps, taking comfort in the warmth of the cement beneath us.  You sat down right beside me--the weight of your head against my arm, your hand, like a puppy dog paw, resting at my knee.  We sat together--quiet, content--listening to the ducks quack in the pond across the street.    I relished in the gentle nearness of your little body, as you happily sucked your thumb.  I closed my eyes, tilted my head back, and turned my face to the sun.

I sighed as the warm rays danced across my cheeks, and thought:  You won't stay a little boy forever. 

You will grow up quickly--it's painfully inevitable.  So here is what I want you to know:  You have a wondrous, awe-inspiring life ahead of you, filled with love and laughter and springtime days.  Strive to find the joy in the little things your life offers...like sharing a warm front step with your mother.

And when April showers come and the rains of loneliness, sorrow, and despair threaten to wash your faith away--remember, you are not alone.  You are not forgotten.  For now matter what happens--in good times and in challenging times, in peace, in confusion, in fear, in triumph and success--always, always remember this one invaluable thing...

Turn your face to the Son.

I love you, darling,
Your mama

28 comments:

  1. Hi, I look forward to reading your blogs. I was brought here by Mom Blog Monday!!

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    1. Thank you so much for stopping by! You've made my day! Enjoy the rest of your week!

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    1. THANK YOU SO MUCH, Stacy Uncorked! HA HA!

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  3. Aww, what a sweet letter to your boy! It's true that they grow up way too fast. My oldest is turning double digits in a few weeks and I can still remember what she smelled like on day one. Way too fast!!

    I found you on a blog hop and am a new follower. Would love it if you'd consider dropping by for a visit and following back. Thanks!!

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    1. AAAHH, DOULBE DIGITS! WOW! I think that might kill me a little when we get to that point. Sadly, time flies! I guess we just have to focus on enjoying each moment! Thanks for dropping by. I returned your follow!

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  4. I just found your blog from Mom Blog Monday. I look forward to reading more. This letter is so sweet.

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    1. Thank you so much for stopping by and commenting, Honey! I sincerely hope the rest of your week is wonderful!

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  5. Stopping by from Mom Blog Monday! You are a very gifted writer and totally correct. My boys are 4 and while they drive me bonkers on a daily basis, I know that one day I will miss this time. Looking forward to learning more about your sweet family.
    xoxo
    Andrea

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    1. Andrea! Oh my gosh oh my gosh oh my gosh! You are such a sweetheart! "Gifted writer" is such a HUGE compliment to me. I just wanted to thank you for that. Thanks for adding a little sparkle to my day! I appreciate your kindness and support.

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  6. Hopping by from Mom Blog Monday- Happy Easter! Oh and we "get" zits, really we do, like not only get them, but also GET them.

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    1. HA HA HA!! This comment was a hoot! THANK YOU!

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  7. Great Blog! I am a new follower. Please follow me back. Thanks!

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  8. New follower from Mom Blog Monday! Congrats on being featured :) Mommy of One and Counting http://www.housesbyshannon.blogspot.com

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  9. What a sweet letter, hopping by from Mom Blog Monday. Your kids are adorable.
    http://motivatedmommyoftwo.blogspot.com/

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  10. This is such a sweet, loving letter to your son! Thank you for sharing it...we live in Utah too and enjoyed the beautiful day :)

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  11. So much sweeter than my Easter post! Lol

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  12. oh that made me cry a little!! watching mine grow up so fast lately has been just so emotional!!! PS I just started a link up (starts on Wednesday) to share "letters" that we write to our little ones, like you just did! Id love for you to link up if you want!! Blessings today friend!! :)

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  13. Soo sweet! Your boy is such a cutie!

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  14. Awww goosebumps!! So beautiful Aleisha, what a sweet letter to your precious little man xo

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  15. Okay, that was beautiful, especially that last part. It made so much sense especially because of today. It's been a sad day. I loved it and I needed it. I love you so much!

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  16. :*) so touching and beautiful, aleisha!!
    camren will read this one day and cry happy tears.
    i hope that your easter was wonderful and blessed...i can't even take his cute little checkered shirt and anchor tie! ahhh, his mama has got some sweet style too! loving your shirt, your hair, your lipstick!!
    you write with such passion and touch so many. the other day kelly (not SAHT, but "2 girls kelly") and i were talking about things her daughter says. she mentioned how she started talking a lot about heaven and said it was funny, bc that very same day she read your post "where is heaven" and loved it :)
    i'm thinkin' about you and missin' you greatly!
    andddd, i'm drinking a diet coke. one of my last ones in the next couple days and then i'm cutting the cord again :*( it will be worth it!
    I LOVE YOU!!
    HAPPY HUMP DAY!
    XOXOXO
    MARIA

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    1. I LOVE YOU I LOVE YOU I LOVE YOU I LOVE YOU! More than tacos! More than Diet Coke! Missing you today, darling!

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  17. Oh my! This post was so very touching and heartfelt. So beautiful. Your writing is amazing, I love how you create such a beautiful picture with your words.

    Your son is super lucky to have you as a mom and thank God for this blog right, all these wonderful memories to share with your children. :)

    Tami xo

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    1. TAMI MARIE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Is there anyone on this planet more kind and loving than you??? I don't think so! Ha ha! Thank you SO MUCH for this lovely comment. Your compliment about my writing knocked me off my feet; it was very kind. It's a rainy day today, but after reading your words all I see are blue skies! THANK YOU! XOXO

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  18. Stopping by from the Welcome Wednesday Blog Hop! http://kingofsaving.com

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  19. Oh, so sweet and lovely!

    Hopping by and now following your Pinterest.

    Also inviting you to join my Yoplait Giveaway which includes VIP coupon for a free 4-pack of Yoplait Trix yogurt for kids and Yoplait branded items including an insulated lunch tote, ice pack, backpack, folder, zippered pencil pouch, pencils, erasers, and pencil sharpener (great for your schooling kid!). You may join it here: http://olahmomma.com/blog/intrixicated-yoplait-trix-review-and-giveaway

    Hope to see ya there:)

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  20. XOXOXOXOXOOXOXOXOXO this made me cry! i think this so often when i look at my kids. although, when i try to sit with them, the photo would look more like me hanging onto a child that is trying to escape. what a beautiful message for your little one. you are such a good mother. aleisha! i am so inspired by you. and I LOVE YOUR HAIR! (i know, random).

    xoxoxoxoo

    kelly

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