Thursday, July 25, 2013


Dear Reef,

I move and act and think differently since you were first laid in my arms. I have more purpose behind my reasons and more motivation to my actions.

I have watched you grow from an infant, to a baby, to a toddler in what feels like a single breath and at every stage I have said “This is my favorite age” because they have all felt exactly so. You keep us laughing and guessing and entertained every single day. What a joy you are to your father and I and Keegan and Bailey.

I am so proud of your creativity and energy and the way you are already welcoming and engaging the world around you. You are so lovely in your smallness, in your brave spirit, and in the sweetness of your heart. Here’s to two years of this beautiful life, Reef William. On this very day two years past, in the first hours of that day, I was bringing you into the world -- and it was the start of amazing.

I can’t wait for the gift of this next year with you. and the one after that. and a lifetime of watching you become. The whole world is yours for the taking and I have no doubt that’s exactly what you’ll do.

I love you with my entire being.




  1. they all do feel like the very best age, don't they? Happy birthday Reef!

  2. Such a sweet letter and I love your photos! Time just seems to go by wayyy too quickly!

  3. Beautifully written! My daughter just turned two a couple months ago and so much of this wonderful letter applies to her as well. This is such a fun and fascinating age!!

  4. He is so cute! Happy birthday to your little one :)

  5. Hes so cute!! Love your blog and I'm now following!!

    Amanda @ Happily Ever After

  6. I love this post he is adorable!


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