Sisterhood Stories – Eleven

You’re going to be 11 on St. Patrick’s  Day.  My little  good luck charm as I so often call you. It’s true, since you came into my life, you only brought smiles, light and so much love.  You still hug me as tight.  You still kiss me good morning and goodnight.  You are my serious and responsible one.  You always choose what’s right and fair, you put others before yourself.  You are wise for your age.  But, in all that seriousness, sometimes you allow a little silliness to show.  That’s when the light you carry shines the brightest.  The twinkle in your eye, the goofy smile, it’s all there, and it’s all good.

I sometimes worry that you forget about yourself, and do things to please others, neglecting your own little desires and needs.  They’re important, you know.  I’m all for respect, my sweet boy, but you do have to show up for your own dreams as well.  And I will keep reminding you, don’t worry.  That’s my job and I plan to do it well, you deserve it.

You are a lot like me.  You can’t stand socks, removing them as soon as you enter the house.  I keep finding stray socks everywhere.  Mine and yours!  You aren’t a social animal, and you’re okay with that.  I respect your boundaries, I understand how you can feel.  I’ve been there, I’m still often there.  We can duck under the covers together, it’s warm and cozy, perfect for us.

Before you grow up too fast, I just want you to know how much I love you.  Just the way you are.  Time spent with you is the greatest gift you can give me, I do learn a lot from you. You are becoming an amazing boy, a natural, gentle leader.  One who cares and never disregards anyone’s feelings.  I think your light will shine far and wide my love, just give it time, you have plenty.  I will stand by your side for as long as you need me to.

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7 Comments on Sisterhood Stories – Eleven

  1. Lel Hurst
    March 14, 2015 at 12:07 pm (3 years ago)

    Such a beautiful post, really made me think about my own little one and how quickly these younger years and cherished moments pass x

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    • Isabelle
      March 15, 2015 at 1:16 pm (3 years ago)

      thank you Lel xox

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  2. Carolyn
    March 14, 2015 at 7:23 pm (3 years ago)

    What a poignant and beautifully written blog post Isabelle. It really moved me, and the photographs are so so tender. i too have a boy who is 10 and 11 in May, and hug him tightly knowing he will inevitably move away as he grows up and becomes more independent. Thank you so much for sharing your thoughts here. Just what I needed to read today x

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    • Isabelle
      March 15, 2015 at 1:16 pm (3 years ago)

      Thank you Carolyn xox

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  3. Karrie
    March 23, 2015 at 12:44 pm (3 years ago)

    This post touches my heart so much. A mother’s love…there is nothing like it.

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  4. Johanna
    March 25, 2015 at 8:37 am (3 years ago)

    such a beautifully written post – its like a love letter that your son can come back to when he is older. Just gorgeous! Jo x

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  5. Boo
    March 25, 2015 at 9:54 am (3 years ago)

    Isabelle – such a beautiful post. I feel tears in my eyes – our children grow up so fast xx

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