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Letters to Our Sons: July

Friday, July 18th, 2014

Dear Pookah,

I unexpectedly had to pick you up from school last week after a hellish 2 hours in rush hour traffic.  Your Daddy usually has this duty, but he was stuck in the traffic that I had just struggled through.  Your surprised joy as you called my name and ran to me made up for it all.  You even forgot your self imposed “no kissing at school ” policy and smothered me with kisses and hugs. And I almost wept with the joy of it.

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Sometimes, my love for you sneaks up on me and blinds me, makes me stumble with the force of it. The rightness of it.  I keep thinking that I’ll get used to my heart walking around on the outside of my body.

But NO.

Everyday,I’ m more and more fascinated by the turn of your head, your expression, a new word you’ve learned, your smile, your laugh. Just you.

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Love you,




This post is a part of the Letters To Our Sons Blog Circle I am a part of with a wonderful group of moms of boys from Clickin Moms. Every month, we write letters to our sons. I love doing this and can’t wait until the end of the year to make a book out of these.

Follow the circle on over to  Quad City Photographer, Aubrey Dawn Photography

Project 52: Week 24: My Date

Wednesday, June 25th, 2014

Project 52

You know, it always amazes me when I look at some photos of him, how much he has grown. How much he has matured. I mean, even a year ago, I would have been leery of taking him out to eat in a restaurant. Because he couldn’t sit still for long, his attention span was short, and frankly, there was never anything on the menus that he COULD eat, let alone WOULD eat. It’s amazing how in just a year, not only has the world changed in terms of more gluten free options in restaurants, but how WE have changed.

I’m no longer too worried about going out to eat( I take that back, not worried as MUCH as I used to be). I have a list inside of my head of all the restaurants that have gluten free options and what he can eat in the ones that don’t. Pookah, while still not too adventurous in his eating habits, is starting to be open to trying “at least one bite” of something new and can sit still and have good manners for a restaurant meal.  And me. I’m not so worried anymore if he will eat, what he will eat and if something will have unsuspecting wheat in it.  The world has finally gotten on board, and lots of restaurants in Atlanta have gluten free options now that actually taste good.   While life is not easy and it’s not perfect, we have options. He and I can enjoy a simple brunch date at a cool new spot.

I’m glad I had my camera with me to capture this simple everyday moment for this week’s Project 52 photo. Because years from now, I’ll want to remember when going out to eat started to be normal.

Project 52 Week 20

Wednesday, May 21st, 2014


Taken with Canon 6D 85mm 1.8 Lens

Settings: f/5.0 SS:1/1000 ISO: 500

Letters to Our Sons: May

Sunday, May 18th, 2014

Dear Pookah,


It is amazing to me that next Friday, you will graduate from Pre-K. Your first graduation.

I’m just stunned that already,we’ve reached a milestone.

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I”M NOT READY! And I’m so sure that I’ll cry!

But oh how you’ve grown in the last year. When I thought they were pushing you too hard, you were learning and soaking it all up.  When I thought you were falling behind, you were just going at your own pace.  I’m amazed and how much you’ve matured in one school year.

Most of the time….

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But you are still my Pookah bear baby, even though in a few short months, you will be entering Kindergarten.

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But right here, right now, Mommy is so proud of you.

Love you.



This post was a part of my Letters to Our Sons Photography Blog Circle where each month, we write letters to our sons. Follow the circle around to Lisa J Deering of Lisa J Photography in Las Vegas 

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