Monday, August 6, 2012

Dear Braden

Do you know how much I love you? How much joy you bring to my life? 
Your hugs and kisses are the best. Your smile, your laugh, can brighten up the darkest of days.
All of those things, they really are the best.

Do you know how much you remind me of your daddy? 
Sometimes you look exactly like him and I just love that. 
You're a lot like him too. 
Determined to do what you want, when you want, regardless of what others say. 
It drives us crazy at times, but we know that when your older, it will be a good thing. Most of the time.
I hope your passionate like your daddy. Goal driven like your daddy.

Do you know that you make me think of myself when I was little? 
You like to look through books.
And have me read to you (even though you can't sit still for an entire book). 
Reading was always something I loved and still love to do. 
You like to color and paint.
Grandma would always give me a pencil and piece of paper when I was little and it made me happy!
You make the same faces as me too.
I love that we share that. 

Do you know that you're a child of God? 
He loves you more than you could ever know. More than we could ever know.
He's known about you since before you we're born. 
He knows about your whole life and He will always be with you.

Do you know how excited I am for you to meet your little sister? 
I may be scared about it all... but I know you'll love each other.
I know you'll be the best of friends. 
I just can't wait to watch you together. 

Do you know how loved you are? 
Loved with all my heart. All your daddy's heart. And so many more people love you. 
We'd do anything for you and we'll always be here for you. 
Always. Don't forget that baby.


  1. This is so touching. Maybe someday I will have my own to feel as much love as you do for this little guy:) Come visit me at

  2. Aw! What a sweet letter to little man! :) I'm sure he is going to make an awesome big brother! The relationship between a brother and sister is so fun! Whether older or younger a brother is a built in protector! :)


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