Wednesday, September 30, 2015


Since I've been recording life on this blog, every year on my kids' birthdays I'll do a quick birthday photo shoot and then write a few words about them on here. 

This year we'll be away on Josh's actual birthday. It's for the best of reasons (to celebrate a brother's wedding in California), and yet I still find myself sad that I'll miss watching this guy trudging down the stairs as a brand new six year old. He's not too worried about it, as his beloved Nana and Grandpa will be spending his birthday with him instead. 

Even though a couple days early, Josh and I hit up High Park together tonight and spent a few minutes recording his final days as a 5 year old. The hat, which is his Dad's, was all his idea. How could I say no? 

Dear Joshua,

I hope you have the most wonderful, happy birthday!
I think back to that first October 2nd when I met you...First fell in love with you...
It doesn't seem that long ago.
And yet here you are -- 6 years old!

Your Daddy and I love you so much, and we delight in the beautiful boy you are. Life without you, Josh, would not be nearly as good.
Thank you for loving us with such gusto, such joy.
Thank you for making us laugh.
Thank you for having such a tender, kind heart.

Happy Birthday, my almost six year old.
I love you.