(in)motherhood Link-Up: A Letter to Your Child(ren)

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Welcome (in)motherhood gals! Crystal and I are excited to get to know you better as we visit your blogs and read your posts!

If you have no idea what’s going on, read my introduction to (in)courage community groups here and the big intro at (in)courage here. If you aren’t a part of our (in)courage community group, you can join us at any time (see intro post) or you are welcome to only participate in our bi-weekly link-ups. Please submit posts related to the stated topics only!

Here is the schedule:

  • 10/9: Introduce yourself
  • 10/23: A Letter to your child(ren)
  • 11/6: Embarrassing stories from motherhood
  • 11/20: Unexpected moments in parenting
  • 12/4: Keeping it Real/A Day in the Life

A Letter (or two) to My Son

(I wrote this 6 days before he was born)

Thomas, 5 Days New

Dear Baby,

Sweet Thomas. I already love you so much. I can’t wait to spend the rest of my life being your mother. More than how much me and your Daddy love you, I hope you grow to understand how much God loves you and what He’s done for you through His Son–Jesus Christ. I pray that somehow you will see Him in ma and your Daddy and grow to love Him as much as we do. I pray that you grow into a young man that honors and glorifies your heavenly Father first. I am so thankful that He chose to give you to us. We are blessed beyond measure. Always remember that Mommy loves you–no matter what.



Thomas, 19 months

Dear Thomas,

Oh son. I had no idea what was in store for me when I wrote those words. You are so beyond anything I could have imagined in every way. I had no idea I was capable of loving so much. In your 20 short months, you have taught me so much–how to be selfless, how to trust in the Lord, how to function with little to no sleep! Knowing how the last 20 months has been, I can’t imagine what the rest of life will be like. Incredible I know.

I love your sweet little voice. When you say “mommy”, you could get me to do just about anything. Your smile and laugh are infectious. Everyone says so, it’s not just me. You really light up a room. I think one of your favorite things to do is go to Wal-Mart and see how many people you can get to talk to you. You scream “hey!” at them until they respond. I’m sure you make their day.

Just so you know, you aren’t perfect! You can throw a fit with the best of them. You are struggling to figure out what to do with your anger–especially when you don’t get your way. Right now, you find the nearest object and throw it. I understand the feeling. I want to throw things too sometimes. But I want you to know that even when you mess up, I still love you. Mommy messes up too sometimes. You’ve taught me a lot about forgiveness–because I mess up a lot with you. Of course, you still love me and give the most uh-mazing hugs.

Thomas, I didn’t know life could be this good. I know your Daddy agrees. You make an already great life sooo much better. I praise God for you often!

Love and hugs and kisses and tickles,


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  1. Heather Windeler says:

    Precious Mary Beth and so very true. What treasures these are and will be to give him later. :)

  2. oh this is so sweet! i love that you had one from before he was born. what a treasure these will be as he grows up :)

  3. What sweet letters, I’m particularly fond of the second and the thought of him shouting at the people of Wal-Mart until they talk back. That gave me a nice chuckle to start my day!

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