Dear Sweet Boy,
I promise to always remember you like this. Paci in mouth, Lamby and blanket in hand, and somewhere between sleepy and awake.
I promise to comfort you through the bad dreams and bad days.
I promise that we will have bad days together. I will get frustrated. You will too.
I promise to always remember that you are just a little boy. You get afraid, you get mad and you have an entire range of emotions that you are learning to deal with.
I promise to always be your rock and to be there when you wake up. I pray that you never doubt my love for you.
I promise to always remember how it felt the day that you went to the NICU after you were born, and how I felt the day that we “got you back” from the NICU.
I promise to always remember those sweet little bare feet pitter pattering across my floor, even when they have pitter pattered out the door into the “real world”.
I promise to always remember that time spent being silly and playing means more to you right now than any amount of money, toys or material possessions.
I promise to always remember that when you make a mess, most of the time it is because you don’t understand yet. You are still learning.
I promise to always remember that no matter how nice it is to have some ‘mommy time’ that there is nothing better than coming home to you and daddy.
I promise to always remember that no matter what friends come in and out of your life that I was you first and best friend.
I hope that you will promise to always remember how much mommy loves you more than you know and that even on the tough days, I will always remember.