I have loved writing letters to my children this year. Without the monthly blog circle deadlines, I know I wouldn't have written so many! It was a wonderful reminder to count my blessings in my kids. For this holiday month, my letter is to all three of them. To see last month's letter to M and E, click here.
Dear M, E & E,
I love all three of you so much my heart bursts open every day. And then there are moments in these days when we are all so frustrated with each other. We all have scowling faces and stomping feet. With years and years of practice, I hide my feelings pretty well. But I am learning to be more open and true to myself. When I can take a step out of our frustrating moments, I am happy that you are expressing your love as well as your anger. My hope and focus is to help all of us communicate our feelings better, with honesty and love, and less yelling and kicking!
As I look back over 2013, I see so many wonderful changes in all of you. M, you have had the biggest physical changes. You started wearing glasses in the spring and got your braces on this summer. E, you have grown in your relationships with your friends at school. You enjoy adventures at lunch recess and supporting each other at school. E, you are really coming into your own. You are learning so much in your Junior Kindergarten class and you have volunteered for leadership roles.
I am proud of all three of you. Merry Christmas M, E and E! I love you!