letters to our sons

Dear Christopher,

You graduated from PreK last week! The weeks leading up to this I would go through waves of happiness to sadness.  Finally I will have both my boys at the same school.  My life and driving schedule will be instantly simplified. But, you are my youngest – my baby. I felt your innocence was going to be gone just because you are starting Kindergarten in the fall. When I watched you walk across the stage to get your certificate you turned and waved to daddy and I, and I lost it. The tears could not be stopped. You were so proud and had the biggest grin. A grandmother sitting next to me leaned over and said, “just wait until they graduate college”  I’m sure the tears will be flowing that day as well, but let’s not get ahead of ourselves. I’m going to remind myself to enjoy every bit of your innocence and playfulness. All the messes you make. The bazillions of toys you insist on bringing out to play with, because it all just happens too quickly. This summer will be filled with lunches in the teepee, dinosaurs and of course your sidekick Louis.

As much as you drive your momma crazy, the love I have for you is triple the size!

xoxo, mommy

Don’t forget to follow this circle of letters from amazing moms to their own sons by reading Tracy’s letter .

kimberly - June 6, 2014 - 12:58 pm

This letter put a lump in my throat. I feel the same way about my Kindergartener now to be 1st grader. The innocence part is so true! And hugs to you because I know it is rewarding, but oh so hard to watch that sweet baby boy grow. And what a sweet, precious image!

Faye - June 6, 2014 - 2:23 pm

Aw geez! I’m tearing up reading this. My youngest is still in preschool, but I already know that I will be balling my eyes out when that day comes. Congrats to your little guy! You captured his innocence and playfulness perfectly!

Tracy - June 9, 2014 - 3:31 pm

Oh, Kristin, you wrote about my experience just one year ago!!! Enjoy your sweet boy this summer (and always, of course). Your photograph is adorable!!!

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