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Sunday, January 2, 2011

Dear Andrew and Addison

After we found out about Alexander, I actually started a journal where I wrote letters to the twins.  I was so out of it... so depressed, so emotional - I was afraid I would never return to myself.  I was afraid I would never have real laughter again. I was afraid I would never be me again. And that my twins would never know the mother they had.  Luckily, I can say now that I'm pretty much back to myself  ... pretty much.  But also - there is a woman who inspires me, Lauren, and her and her friends are leaving a legacy to their children.  It is an amazing idea and you can follow her blog about Norrah if you like.  But reading her new idea reminded me of my journal and today I spent sometime with my twins alone (we met my dad for coffee and hot chocolate) and had a blast.  I started to think about what I want them to know.  You may think this is totally off the wall - but... here we go.

Dear Andrew and Addison,
There are things that should always be important to you - God, faith, friendship, loyalty.  You should live your lives by the fruits of the Spirit.  There is something else you must keep close to your heart. The 5 of us. And more importantly, the 3 of you.  Our family must remain intact.  There will be days you may resent Alexander, but you must form a team - the three of you.  You should remember that I love you all - beyond compare.  My expectations for you are different as each of you are different.  But if I split my heart in 3 it would regrow a thousand times to support my love for each of you.  If Alexander is sometimes set to different standards, it is because what is a great achievement for him may come easily for you. Please rejoice with us in all that we do as a family. We are a unit. No one can break us. You may hear things that you don't like. You should never talk about one of your siblings in a negative light - that includes each other. If you have a disagreement, you need to work it out - in private. In public - you need to stand united... with Alexander.  You will know what to do. You can be strong together. You have been given a gift - a special brother who is going to bring you joy every day. When you falter, your father and I will always be here for you...... and you need to be there for each other. I love you with all my heart, Mommy


Someday I will be gone - and they will be responsible for the decisions for Alexander. I pray that they will be strong and united. In junior high or high school = when children can be mean .... Alexander is only 1 1/2 years behind them.  I pray they will stay united with him. They will be proud of him and proud of each other. When I take Alexander to his therapy, etc... I pray they will know that I love them beyond measure.  Thanks for letting me share - I might write another someday :)

2 Comments:

At January 2, 2011 at 3:22 PM , Blogger Me and My Boys - Krista said...

I have tears...and I don't cry. That's beautiful in so many ways. Thanks for sharing. You're an unbelieveably awesome mom and woman!

 
At January 5, 2011 at 3:29 PM , Blogger Lauren said...

Love this and love you! :)

 

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