Interstellar Adventures

January 9, 2007

Love Letters

Filed under: Elle & Zed,Mom Life — by InterstellarLass @ 11:24 pm

If there’s one person that can get me thinking about my kids, it’s Raehan. Her posts about Rachel and Hannah bring a smile to my face and occasionally a tear to my eye. If there’s a mom out there in the blogosphere that I admire most, I think it’s probably her. Her recent post, Booty Ballet, made me think. She talked about the expression of love and affection.

Elle and Zed are both very affectionate children. Zed’s getting more standoffish now that he’s getting older. He still holds my hand through the parking lot, but walks five feet away once we get in the store. Elle is still very lovey-dovey. She loves hugs, snuggling, and most of all, love notes. She writes them all the time, leaving them on our pillows, on the couch, and sometimes they get delivered, kamikazee-like, thrown in our laps as she scurries down the hall. Recently, they’ve gotten more eloquent than “I love you mom and Nick”, decorated with hearts. These are the last two I got, and are unedited. The first one is my Christmas letter.

Dear Mom

I Love you so much that I Look in my photo book. I Look at you in My Photos Book. And im am so happy that I smile. I love it so much that I smile so big. In then I come out of my room and huge you tite. I love you momey. I love you more ok momey.

Love
Elle

I sometimes tell her that she’s growing up too fast. She’s getting taller, and her writing and spelling (believe it or not) are getting better since she got her glasses. She’s maturing and becoming more independent. There was a day when I was talking about college and how she’d end up moving away to go to college. She couldn’t quite comprehend this, and this was the result.

Dear mom

I am so sorry that i am gronging up so fast. In a few years I will still be with you because I wont leave you.

Love
Elle

I love getting her love letters. They make me smile when I’m sad. I get a love letter from her almost daily. Folded in strage ways, folded so many times she couldn’t fold them anymore, some with tiny corners torn out to write mini-love notes to Nick. And the beautiful thing is that they’re simple. Just I love you. Nothing fancy, but they make my heart squish.

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15 Comments »

  1. Aw, how incredibly sweet!

    Comment by Cara — January 10, 2007 @ 5:25 am |Reply

  2. That is so precious. Do you have a special box for them?

    Comment by Leanne — January 10, 2007 @ 7:23 am |Reply

  3. That is darling!

    Comment by Gypsy — January 10, 2007 @ 9:13 am |Reply

  4. This is just the sweetest post. You made my morning.

    What a sweetheart she is. You are so lucky. Keep those letters.

    Comment by Raehan — January 10, 2007 @ 10:58 am |Reply

  5. I’m delurking…

    You get sweet letters! Save them – for blackmail purposes later!! (just kidding!!!) Some day she will have a little one leaving love notes for her and you can pull hers out to share. That will be fun!!

    Enjoy them while they are young – they get way too big too fast!
    LBC

    I agree 100%! They get too big too fast! I’m feeling older than I ever thought I would. It’s fun, yet tough, to watch them grow up.

    ~IL

    Comment by LadyBug Crossing — January 10, 2007 @ 1:33 pm |Reply

  6. Aww, Lass. That is incredibly sweet. That last one, especially.

    Makes me want to watch some Piglet and Pooh. I mean, some, uh, football.

    ha ha ha! I love me some Piglet and Pooh. Rabbit is kind of annoying though.

    ~IL

    Comment by Bone — January 10, 2007 @ 2:25 pm |Reply

  7. I still get those letters from mine and she’s 22! I agree with you about Raehan and her girls….she’s the sweetest Mama writer ever.

    Comment by poopie — January 10, 2007 @ 2:57 pm |Reply

  8. Lass, That is so precious. My favorite is her saying sorry for growing up so fast. Clearly she knows how much she is loved. 🙂

    Comment by buttercup — January 10, 2007 @ 3:10 pm |Reply

  9. Those are so sweet! I love them!

    Comment by Jolynn — January 10, 2007 @ 3:15 pm |Reply

  10. Aaaaw, made my heart squish too! Thanks for sharing those.

    Comment by AbbyNormal — January 10, 2007 @ 5:26 pm |Reply

  11. those are something to keep for when your old and gray and she’s living her own life….treasures.

    Kendell is still pretty lovey but i’m the one who’s always been bad about showing affection. I think it’s my parents, they were never lovey and it’s hard for me to show it…I try really hard though…I hate that about myself.

    Comment by KaraMia — January 10, 2007 @ 6:12 pm |Reply

  12. aww, that one made me smile! I always enjoy reading your stories about Elle and Zed because they’re refreshingly honest and very real. Your love for them comes out strong every time.

    Comment by Laura — January 10, 2007 @ 7:30 pm |Reply

  13. Oh my gosh, that is such a sweet story.That little girl is something else. You’re very lucky to have her.
    WC

    Comment by writerchick — January 10, 2007 @ 7:54 pm |Reply

  14. That is so adorable. You will be putting them in a scrapbook won’t you?!?

    Comment by carnealian — January 10, 2007 @ 9:30 pm |Reply

  15. tears to my eyes too, what wonderful children! Girlies like making things :>)

    Like Buttercups_ I don’t think I was aware that I was growing up fast when I was young, still don’t!!hee hee

    Comment by wisbo — January 11, 2007 @ 6:15 am |Reply


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