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Letters to our Children Feb.

It’s blog circle time again! Thank goodness for peer pressure to motivate me to post to my blog again! I am super behind on posting my 365 images and it’s killing me that I let myself get so far behind again! Life just gets in the way darn it. Anyways, so grateful for this group that gently pushes me to write every month.

Next up is Laurie’s post about her daughter . Follow the circle around until you arrive back here. And get ready to be inspired! Each one of these ladies are amazing photographers and such admirable mommies. I get choked up every month reading their letters.

I am writing to my 10-year old daughter, Avery this month.

Dear Avery,

I am so proud of the young lady you are becoming lately! It seems you’ve grown up at warp speed in the past few months. You are in the 5th grade, the year where you learn some embarrassing things in health like maturation and human anatomy.  You come home from school giggling on those days, and can hardly talk about the illustrations your teacher is showing your class without busting up laughing! You are not afraid to ask mom questions, which I love. Although these topics are a little uncomfortable, I love that you are “in the know” now.  I hope you will always feel comfortable asking me things and talking about boys and growing up.

Another thing that tells me you are really maturing is the way you interact with your brother. You love to play with him, teach him new things, and hold his hand to protect him from danger. You two have a special connection. You have always been a natural little mommy and have nurturing qualities about you. Korver is drawn to you because he knows you will take care of him. He likes to snuggle in bed with you at night and he calls out your name when he first wakes up in the morning. He won’t let you leave for school without give him a “tiss” (kiss) and a “lub” (hug). And he cries and throws a fit if you leave without giving him one of each! I hope you will always remember the connection you have with your brother. Stay close to him and always strive to be an example because he looks up to you!

One last thing I’ve noticed lately about you. This year was your first year at a new school where things are done very differently than you are used to. Despite some of the challenges with this adjustment you are doing exceptionally well and pulling good grades. You get frustrated when anyone tries to help you with your school work. You are determined to learn the material on your own! Every day after school you start your homework on your own, without me having to nag you to get it done. You seem to enjoy learning and you usually have a good attitude about studying. That attitude and determination will get you far in life! I’m so proud of you for trying your hardest at school. You are also on a competition cheer team and carry that same determination with you as you train. Keep it up! You are being watched by your siblings. Although you are younger than your sister, you even setting an example for her.

One thing I want you to remember at this time in your life is that sometimes it’s hard to be good at everything. But please don’t think you have to be! You are loved no matter whether you excel in school or win your competitions. We love you for who you are! The sweet, beautiful, loving, caring, unique Avs that we all admire. You are special. Never forget it.

Love you my sweet,


avery&korver park

  • […] reading here, check out the rest of these talented photographers by following the blog circle. Jennifer Bacher is up next and if it is anything like last month, it will be filled with gorgeous […]ReplyCancel

  • BarbMarch 5, 2014 - 10:12 am

    Awe! This is such a sweet letter! And beautiful photos too! I especially like the first one where they are looking at each other! 🙂 Your Avery sounds like a very sweet girl! I wish I could get my oldest to like homework. She gives me grief about it every time I remind her to do it.ReplyCancel

  • BrennanMarch 5, 2014 - 4:00 pm

    Oh Jen! I wish more parents were like you–I love that you emphasize how loved she is regardless of any of her achievements!ReplyCancel

  • CourtneyMarch 7, 2014 - 1:11 pm

    Avery sounds amazing and you guys have clearly done an amazing job raising her. I love the connection you captured between her and Korver. Their relationship sounds really special and one you have nurtured 🙂 Beautiful!ReplyCancel

  • LaurieMarch 7, 2014 - 3:17 pm

    I just love your family 🙂 Avery sounds like such a sweet girl. Those boys are lucky to have such amazing big sisters too look up to 🙂ReplyCancel

  • pamJuly 22, 2014 - 10:58 am

    My daughter knows you, you go to her school!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! She was in avery’s 5th grade class!ReplyCancel