“a portrait of my children, once a week, every week in 2014”

liam // You discovered a new favorite skate park and beg to go everyday. You also passed my shoe size. As another of your birthdays looms around the corner, I prepare myself for the soon-arriving days when your childhood is the things of words and photographs.

burke // You’re very emotionally sensitive, and although it can make for difficult moments and communication right now, I know this will be one of your greatest gifts as an adult.

blythe // You have so much volume. Sometimes I have to remind you, “I’m right here. You don’t have to yell.” I know it’s partly your place in birth order and for some part wanting to make sure you’re heard, but  I love the strength and confidence your voice holds, the sounds of leadership, of direction.

olive // I’m convinced you are a gift to keep me from laziness as a parent. Although in many ways I have relaxed as a parent, your curious and driven temperament demands my attention. Always. Thank you.

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  1. I relate to all your children. These posts have been really helpful and healing in a way, for me lately. Also… is that your pool? We had a pool growing up with a similar waterfall.

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      Wow, thank you for sharing that Kate. In many ways, my children have been healing for me, too. I’ve learned so much about myself in the process of parenting. And no, this is not our pool. (I wish!) It’s my brother and SIL’s house. We visited them earlier this week. x

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