So I forgot to post Noah’s 6 month letter! It was written but you know having a 6 (now 7) month old baby, a little budding business and hosting holiday festivities I have been a little preoccupied. I still “blog” I just don’t have time to edit and post. Hopefully I will have more time to keep up with it and get to posting again!
What a half year it has been.
You are 6 months old little guy.
Sometimes when I sit here and write these letters to you I wonder if you will ever read them. I think what I am trying to capture with each letter is the meaning and amazement you have brought to your father and I’s lives.
If I read these letters to you every day you still wouldn’t be able grasp how thankful we are for you, maybe not until you have a little one of your own. I can’t put into words the smell of your sweet smelling hair after you come out of the bath. I can’t put to paper the amazement of seeing your face the first time we lit our Christmas tree. Or the feeling I get when you are crying and I pick you up and you tuck your sweet head under my chin and are at ease. I can’t tell you the feeling I get seeing you burst with happiness when you play with your dad.
Over these 6 months we became a family.
You have given definition to the word love, words can’t express all the happiness and joy you have brought to our lives. There isn’t a word for the meaning and purpose you have given us.
You are determined and strong willed but easy going and joyful. It sounds confusing but it is exactly who you are. You want to take on the world but are perfectly content to lay back and take the world in.
You want to know everything. You want to experience everything. I can’t imagine the world from your eyes right now.
I came across a quote the other day and it really made me think about what I could give to you as your parent.
There are two lasting bequests we can give our children. One is roots. The other is wings. ~Hodding Carter, Jr.
I hope to give you roots that remind you of how strong you are and give you the confidence you deserve. I hope these roots branch out as far as you go in life so you always feel “at home”.
I hope to give you wings that carry you as far as you wish to take them and back again.
Just know that when the roots your life is built upon feel a little shaky or your wings are tired and weak I will always be here to build them back up and mend your weary wings, today, tomorrow and always.
I can’t believe you are 6 months old.
I can’t believe you are ours.
I can’t believe how in love I am.
Happy half birthday little guy.