Tuesday, December 13, 2011

dear dylan...

Dear Dylan,

I've learned the greatest lessons being your mommy.

You've taught me patience.
You've taught me unconditional love.
You've taught me to relax and to let the little things go. 
You've taught me to stop and enjoy my surroundings, the simple things.
You've taught me what it's like to love someone more than life itself.
You've taught me what life is really all about.

I've learned that time really does go by so fast. Too fast.
And that I need to cherish every moment.
I need to listen to every cackle of your laugh.
I need to wipe every single tear.
I need to hug and kiss you 100 times a day.
I need to watch you sleep and listen to you snore.
I need to take a mental picture of your face every second.
I need to carry you as much as I can before you're almost as tall as me.
I need to stare into your big beautiful eyes.
I need to remember these moments.
Because one of these days, you won't be a little boy anymore. 

You've grown into such a wonderfully loving boy who melts my heart every day. You amaze me with every breath, smile, and laugh.

My life has changed forever because of you. And it continues to change and grow beautifully as every year passes by...just like you.


{birthday celebration pictures soon to come!}


  1. Happy 3rd birthday to Dylan! He is so sweet. That poem at the beginning almost made me cry.

  2. Love it! What a great post! Stopping by and now following from GCT Blog Hop. Blessings!

  3. I love this and happy birthday to your little man!!

  4. Hi, new follower via Tattletale Tuesday Blog Hop.


  5. weeeeee..Happy happy Birthday Dylan..and Lindsay you have just penned the right words from a loving Mom..Dylan is so blessed to have a Mom like you..continue loving him and you have just said it right take advantage of his youthful years because when he grows older it will be another beginning of a new chapter in his life..

    Nice smiles..passing by Lindsay good morning ;)

  6. I am your newest fan from Its the Simple Things. My baby just turned 3 on Dec. 11th. I just posted my Wordless Wednesday linky if you want to join in again this week. Wordless Wednesday with LINKY

  7. super sweet!! happy birthday to your little angel!

  8. Happy Birthday to Dylan! This is really precious:)

  9. I just feel like crying after reading this. Very emotional. You are really a proud mummy and your boy will grow to cherish every moment you shared with him. Joy of motherhood. Thanks for sharing and i wish your little man happy birthday and many more yrs to him. May he bring forth sunshine in your household.
    My PC broke down that was why you have not seen me for sometime. A friend was doing the publishing for me. Wishing you a great week.

  10. I love it. So true how much becoming a parent changes a person! Happy Birthday to your little man!

  11. This is soooooo true! I know how you feel, Brandon just turned 3 last month. Why does time go so fast!

  12. Happy Belated to your little sweetness! xo

  13. beautiful pictures. my favorite is the one of you nursing him as a brand new baby...perfect!

  14. This made me so teary eyed. What beautiful words <3

    I am following from Cooper Avenue and the Friendly Friday Hop. Have a great day!

  15. Happy belated birthday Dylan. I love the picture of you nursing your sweet baby. My daughter is a newborn and we are nursing. Time goes by so fast.