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A Letter to My Son On His Birthday

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Dear Will,

I fell in love with you before I met you. And then when you arrived, I couldn’t believe you, an adorable curly-haired baby, were mine. But the early days were hard. I struggled to find joy. But we were both patient and God saw us through. Now, I can’t believe you, an adorable curly-haired toddler, are mine. You are fearless, silly, and clever. You jump with no fear of falling. You laugh with no care in the world. I can tell you’ll have a witty tongue and we’ll wonder what we got ourselves into. Your full name, William, means “determined protector”. You already live that out by looking concerned if I’m hurt and kissing my “owies”. Your middle name, Jackson, means “God has been gracious and he’s shown us favor.”

And that He has. You are our biggest blessing. Your mom and dad love you so much. I know one day you’ll spread your own wings, but just know that I’ve been here from the start.

Happy Birthday, little guy. Welcome to the big TWO!

mother and son spring family pictures
mother and son spring family pictures
mother and son spring family pictures
mother and son spring family pictures

my dress | will’s top | will’s boots | will’s shorts

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Carolyn Arentson
Carolyn is the founder and creator behind My Chic Obsession. When she's not dreaming up new content, you can find her watching a funny tv show with her husband, raising her two boys, or planning her next trip to Paris.