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To my Sean-Sean and Con Man~

There are so many things that each of you do that fill my heart with joy and pride.  Too many things to brag about and I know that people get tired of hearing all the amazing things that you do.  Every time that you pick up a crayon, Sean, I remember the boy who refused to draw a line.  Connor, when you grab my hand and tell me to tum on, tum wif me, Monny; I follow.  Every single time.  Because you don’t often request play time with me.

But, what makes me smile most often, sometimes with a tear following, is when I see you play together.  Not play side by side, or in the same room, or on the same couch, but together.  Sean, you ask Connor to play transformers or puppy with you.  And, 9 times out of 10 Connor, you do it.  Connor, I see you look up to Sean with a question in your eyes, and it’s almost like the question “ok, brother, now what?” doesn’t even have to be asked.  Sean guides you to the next step.  Sometimes you resist, but often you follow.

Connor, if I tell you to ask brother to find a toy for you, he does.  But only after he makes you say please at least twice.  All he has to do is say “Connor, what do you need to say?” and it pops right out of your mouth.  And, if you really want it, you throw in a little sign language, too

There were many times that your 3 year age difference worried me.   I worried that you wouldn’t be able to understand each other and that this would lead to fights.  It does, a lot, but they are short-lived.  The biggest fight right now is over Chase and the fact that he isn’t allowed out of your sight, Connor.  I was worried that you wouldn’t have anything in common.  That you would always be seeking out different toys, books, cartoons….not so much.  Connor, at times I often wonder if you only like Superman, and Batman, and the Rescuebots, because Sean does.  I now wonder what would consume your life if you could “choose” your own likes.

I wish with all my heart that I could freeze time.  I love where you are right now, who you are.  You enjoy spending time with each other and seek each other out as playmates.  I see this both and home and at your school.  Sean’s friends are Connor’s friends.  I can only hope and pray that this bond is never severed.  I love our home days together, even when they’re just spent cuddling on the couch watching DinoSquad for the umpteenth time.  However, I know that there will be many more moments to come.  And I feel blessed that I have discovered the passion for photography so that we will never forget this life that we get to call ours.

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Every day I feel so very blessed that God saw fit to give you to me.  You have taught me so much about myself.  Through you I have learned love, patience, forgiveness, and how to play with swords.  I understand now what it truly means to love someone and have that love returned.  When you see us across the room and towards me, or your dad, the love and joy that you feel is shared with everyone in the room.  It often takes my breath away.  I hope that the love you feel for us never diminishes.  You open my eyes to a new world every day.  I truly love you to the moon and back.  About 10 times, in fact!

love always,

~mommy

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  • This is a beautiful letter to your sons, Jill! Thank you for letting us glimpse this special time in your life with your precious little ones as they are right now. Can’t wait to follow them as they grow this year and see more of your beautiful photos! <3ReplyCancel

  • What an awesome relationship these boys have. I loved reading about it. Thank you for sharing.ReplyCancel

  • Jill – I’m so with you on this post. Honestly, I never thought I could be a mom to boys – but realize now I can’t imagine not bring a mom of two boys. Seeing them play together is a feeling I can’t even explain. You summed it up so beautifully in words. And gah – I need to visit Wyoming – gorgeous!ReplyCancel

    • I wasn’t sure about being a mom to 2 kids, period. I worried about the whole love multiplying part, lol. I shouldn’t have! Sometimes I feel almost overwhelmed with the love I have for them! Let me know when you want to come, I’ll be happy to host!ReplyCancel

  • My little guys are obsessed with Resuebots right now too! I love little boys. They are so fun, and yours are so cute!ReplyCancel

  • What a sweet letter to your boys. Boys are hard but the love you get in return is imaginable. I can’t wait to read along this year of their journey together.ReplyCancel

    • I’ve heard they’re easier than girls! lol Their love is as fierce as anything I’ve witnessed and I thank God daily for that.ReplyCancel

  • I love hearing about the loving relationship that siblings share <3 Your images are so sweet.ReplyCancel

  • I loved reading about your children’s relationship with each other! And the image of them riding away in the police car is just priceless!!!ReplyCancel

    • Thank you! That is one of my favorite pictures that I’ve ever taken. Thanks for taking the time to read my letter and I’m sorry it took so long to get back to you!ReplyCancel

  • Jill this is soooo sweet. I love seeing the connection between siblings like that. Your images are gorgeous as well!!! I can’t wait to see your letter next month 🙂ReplyCancel

  • I also love the relationship your sons have. My children have that with all of them at times or other times they break off in pairs. It always makes my heart melt.ReplyCancel

  • This is a wonderful letter. One of my biggest joys is watching the connection between my own daughter and son. It’s such an amazing bond. So very sweet!ReplyCancel

  • So much fun to see these images and their relationship! Blessed!ReplyCancel

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