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“Dear Kids, I'm sorry I was a jerk.⁣⁣
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I wish you knew that sometimes when the house is dark and quiet, I come in and watch you breathe for a minute. I wonder there in the stillness if you know how much I love you. I think about the things I could have said differently, and I wonder if you let my mistakes roll off of you or if they stuck.  I hope and pray there in the stillness that you would know how deeply and widely I love you.⁣⁣
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⁣You saw me at my best today, and you saw me at my worst. We cuddled on the couch this morning and your bed head was pressed into my chest. I smelled your hair and whispered I love you. I also lectured you about LISTENING and NOT INTERRUPTING, and was way grumpier than I needed to be. Later, I laid on your bed and apologized for being a jerk.⁣⁣
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⁣You’ve seen me in all my colors and I have no facades with you. I am just one mess of a Mama that apologizes often and loves you with every fiber of my being.⁣⁣
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⁣I don’t really know what I’m doing. I wish I did, but I don’t. I do my best and I trust my gut, but sometimes I make mistakes. Sometimes I say things that shouldn’t be said. Please keep telling me when I hurt you and I will make it right. We are learning and growing together.⁣⁣
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⁣Sometimes I can’t find the words to let you know how I feel about you. I want to, but I can’t.⁣
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⁣Though sometimes I am overwhelmed and stressed I wish I could push pause and keep these days forever and ever.⁣⁣
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⁣I am proud of you. I tell you that, but I know you don’t fully understand what that means yet. I’m proud of you in a way that doesn’t depend on your successes or failures. I’m proud of who you are and I will always be your greatest fan…no matter what.⁣
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⁣I hope my imperfection gives you permission to be imperfect too. I hope you always let me see your flaws and your mistakes because you know I’m safe. I hope you never hesitate to tell me when you’ve screwed up, because this imperfect mama will love you no matter what.⁣⁣
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⁣My love will wrap itself around you whether you want it or not. There’s nothing you could ever do that would make it stop. Not ever.⁣”⁣
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Words by: @wonderoakblog 📷: @kayandcrew
“Dear Kids, I'm sorry I was a jerk.⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ I wish you knew that sometimes when the house is dark and quiet, I come in and watch you breathe for a minute. I wonder there in the stillness if you know how much I love you. I think about the things I could have said differently, and I wonder if you let my mistakes roll off of you or if they stuck. I hope and pray there in the stillness that you would know how deeply and widely I love you.⁣⁣ ⁣ ⁣You saw me at my best today, and you saw me at my worst. We cuddled on the couch this morning and your bed head was pressed into my chest. I smelled your hair and whispered I love you. I also lectured you about LISTENING and NOT INTERRUPTING, and was way grumpier than I needed to be. Later, I laid on your bed and apologized for being a jerk.⁣⁣ ⁣ ⁣You’ve seen me in all my colors and I have no facades with you. I am just one mess of a Mama that apologizes often and loves you with every fiber of my being.⁣⁣ ⁣ ⁣I don’t really know what I’m doing. I wish I did, but I don’t. I do my best and I trust my gut, but sometimes I make mistakes. Sometimes I say things that shouldn’t be said. Please keep telling me when I hurt you and I will make it right. We are learning and growing together.⁣⁣ ⁣ ⁣Sometimes I can’t find the words to let you know how I feel about you. I want to, but I can’t.⁣ ⁣⁣ ⁣Though sometimes I am overwhelmed and stressed I wish I could push pause and keep these days forever and ever.⁣⁣ ⁣ ⁣I am proud of you. I tell you that, but I know you don’t fully understand what that means yet. I’m proud of you in a way that doesn’t depend on your successes or failures. I’m proud of who you are and I will always be your greatest fan…no matter what.⁣ ⁣ ⁣I hope my imperfection gives you permission to be imperfect too. I hope you always let me see your flaws and your mistakes because you know I’m safe. I hope you never hesitate to tell me when you’ve screwed up, because this imperfect mama will love you no matter what.⁣⁣ ⁣ ⁣My love will wrap itself around you whether you want it or not. There’s nothing you could ever do that would make it stop. Not ever.⁣”⁣ ⁣⁣ Words by: @wonderoakblog 📷: @kayandcrew