dear liam –
where has time gone? i cannot believe you are graduating from preschool this week. it is hard for me to think you will be off to kindergarten next year. i know you are ready – but i’m not sure i am. i have enjoyed having you home with me a couple days during the week and in the afternoons. it is going to feel strange to not have you home with me. i am excited you will be joining nicholas at school. you will do great – and having nicholas there will help ease the transition for you (and mommy). you have made some dear friends in preschool and i know you will miss them greatly next year. your teachers tell me what a great friend you are to everyone – you play with everyone and anyone and are always kind to them. i know you will make new friends easily!
i may not always tell you often enough liam, but i am so very thankful God has allowed me to be your mother. you are such a kind, sweet, easy going little guy. it tugs at my heart sometimes when i realize at the end of a long day that i have often overlooked you. it’s not that i ignore you by any means – but you are often not the one getting into trouble or causing chaos. you just go with the flow and are agreeable to just about anything. you put up with a lot from your brothers, whether it be nicholas bossing you around on how to play mind-craft or quinn constantly wanting to wrestle with you. you take things in stride and with a smile on your face. i have to admit there are times i wish you would push back – telling nicholas to stop being so bossy and every once in while giving quinn what he is asking for with his constant pestering of you. but you don’t – you are too sweet and kind.
i loved the time we spent together when i was taking these pictures of you. it was just the two of us outside talking – i was asking you questions about school, baseball and pretty girls. you answers were pretty funny – i loved watching your face light up and your eyes smile when you would giggle. your brothers were inside so there was no one there to interrupt you or distract you from your train of thought. we were not outside for long but i loved every minute of it. i look forward to the next time we can do something just the two of us.
congratulations on your graduation little man – you mommy and daddy are very proud of you! i look forward to seeing where your next adventure will take you.
♥ – mommy
please be sure to follow along with my fellow photographers as we write letters to our sons each month. Becky Swain’s letter to her son can be read here.