Monday, March 14, 2011

Dear Henry,

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Dear Henry,

Sweet boy you're approaching 4 months old now and I fall more and more in love with you every single day. Your Dad and I are beyond thankful for you, and we constantly talk about how much you've changed our life. There is no better feeling than the one we get when you beam that huge, gummy smile at us, and your laugh can make my entire day turn right around. You're the best parts of us, the best thing that has happened to us, and we thank the stars for you every chance we get.

This past weekend your Aunt Lauren and Uncle Abe got married, and it was a special day for everyone. You wore your first suit and watched from the back of the venue with your Great Aunt Pat as Lauren and Abe said "I do." You were so good through all of the pictures, and I can't wait to see our huge family photo. You, in your brown and orange suit, surrounded by all of the people that love you so much. Around 8pm you started getting tired, and your Dad sat upstairs with you for the rest of the night so I could do my matron of honor duties and dance with my sister and our family. He's an amazing father and it's times like this I am reminded again of just how selfless and giving he is. Most people wouldn't have wanted to sit upstairs and miss such a large part of the celebration, but your Dad knew how important it was for me to be present at my sister's wedding so once the speeches and separate dances were over, he took you upstairs and told me to go enjoy myself. He's such a good man.

Your Uncle Abe and his mother danced to one of my favorite songs-"Mom" by Lucero- and during their dance I teared up as I imagined one day dancing with you at your wedding. And although that time won't come for twenty or more years, I could still imagine us out there on the dance floor. Life will have gone on, it will have taken us places we can only imagine, we will be older, things will be different. And as the lights twinkled around the dance floor Saturday night, as the music drifted up and over the wedding guests, as I sat there, lost in my thoughts and lost in thinking about the future, my eyes teared up as I realized that one day, this may be us.

As the lyrics rang throughout the room, "Home might scatter and fade, with time all things must change. The road it might take its own course, but at it's end, Mama we're still your boys," I felt something deep within me make a wish that one day, you too will find love, and maybe one day we'll get to have our mother/son dance too. I hope that the time between now and then is filled with so much life, so many experiences for you, and if the time does come one day for us to have our dance, we'll both be able to smile and know that the life that's led us to that point has been better than we could have ever dreamed.

I love you so much Henry.

Love,
Your Mom

21 comments:

  1. this was beautiful. iron and wine's "upward over the mountain" is my go to tear worthy song for being the mama of a little boy.

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  2. So sweet, I feel the same way about, the Daddy/ Daughter dance. Brings a tear to my eye every time. And reading your post, definitely made the old eyes pool up. I'm making dinner right now, using some onions... I'll blame it on that.

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  3. This made me teary eyed... (must be the mom-hormones, lol)... so beautiful. Thank you for sharing this sentiment... :)

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  4. I think I teared up just listening to you talk about the evening. So sweet. And, I imagine you will get your mother/son dance...Henry is too handsome not to be snatched up. =)

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  5. just beautiful... this momma to be is speechless. xo

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  6. this is so sweet and well-written. henry is a lucky boy to have such a loving, amazing mama.

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  7. This was so sweet and so eloquent! As someone who is likely years away from children of my own, I really appreciate such deeply personal reflections of motherhood like this. Definitely makes me long for what the future might hold :)

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  8. Your Dear Henry entries are always so wonderful! I can't believe he is already almost 4 months old! Let alone that Alyson is 6 months old. Time is going by way too fast!!

    The Sweetest Life

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  9. Dang. This kid gets cuter and cuter each time you post a picture!!!

    I just found out today that I'm having a boy... Haa!! I don't know where to start!! I'm soooo excited... Where did you get cute "hip" clothes for Henry??

    xo,
    Christen
    https://christenkrumm.blogspot.com
    thekrumms@gmail.com

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  10. This is the most amazing, heartfelt post. It really made my evening. Thank you so much for sharing.

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  11. Such a beautiful post. Thank you for bringing happy tears to my morning! :)

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  12. This is really beautiful. I can't wait for the day i'll be a mum, and it's funny because one year ago, I truly couldn't imagine myself with children...

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  13. Oh my God, Danielle..

    I've been reading your blog for such a long time.. it's funny how this blog thing works... people like you start to be part of my life in a different way! I remember way back in time when it was only you and your husband and how happy I got when I heard you were pregnant! ;)
    But you know what? Even being a regular reader, you had never brought me to tears as you did today while I was reading this post!
    It's such a beautiful thing to imagine.. and I just hope that one day I'll feel the same about a little someone..
    It was this post that made me feel like posting my comment here for the first time!

    Thanks for such an inspirational message!

    Cheers from Brazil!
    Becca

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  14. I love how powerful of a writer you are and how you can make me tear up with your words. Beautiful post.

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  15. omg i am tearing up! i love love love all the feelings you've expressed here (thanks for sharing!) and reading this blog gets me so psyched on my future and all the mushy gushy moments to come :)

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  16. Ok, mom to three boys, and I started to tear up. So very sweet. Little boys are just about the most delicious thing God created, and the way they love their moms.

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  17. I must be hormonal, I have tears in my eyers after reading things. So sweet :)

    http://notsocountry.blogspot.com/

    x

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  18. Wow, this post gave me chills. Mammas and their little boys have such a special bond and I think you just about summed it up. It's crazy to think that one day, we'll probably be dancing with our grown up boys as they embark on a new life. Simply beautiful post.

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