My Love Letter

  IMG_4566 copy Dear Oliver,

This is my love letter to you. Coincidentally you are 7 months old today. The last 7  months have been filled with self discovery and the most unconditional love I’ve ever known.  Sometimes I can hardly believe I’m a mom, sometimes I can hardly believe I’m a good mom. Not because I don’t love you, because you are the single most important thing in the the world to me and loving you is easy. But because I’m still learning, I’m still growing and I have faults. I was scared and I had doubts about what it would take to be a parent. But now I understand. A mother’s love is like none other. Because it would take a love like I have for you to overcome any misgivings. I find myself rising to the occasion at anything and everything you need and I’m thankful for that. I’m thankful that I can be the type of mom that you deserve, because you deserve nothing but the best. Thank you for teaching me how to take care of another and to do it graciously. Thank you for changing me and allowing me to build love for myself for the strength that you bring out in me. Thank you for showing me that you love me too when you pause for the brief moments in the day to stare into my eyes and put your hand to my face. Thank you for burrowing your face into my chest when you are tired or need comfort, because when those moments occur it is a reminder that nothing else in this world matters to me as much as you. Through this thing called parenting I’ve been tested and sometimes it’s been tough but you have only helped me become closer to the woman that I want to be. A strong woman but also a nurturer, a diligent woman but also one that has patience. Each day with you is an adventure and I’m proud to call you my son. Thank you for building bridges between family and for knocking down expectations.

You are more than I could have ever imagined.



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  • Reply Carmen

    I loved this Claire. So sweet and perfect. Oliver is one lucky kid :)

    September 16, 2013 at 11:24 am
  • Reply Tabitha

    Such a sweet and heartfelt letter. Thanks for sharing this.

    September 16, 2013 at 11:54 am
    • Reply clairecilip

      Thanks Tabitha and thanks for stopping by!

      September 16, 2013 at 11:57 am

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