Friday, May 15, 2015

The Middle: A letter to Isaac

Dear Isaac,

I've been thinking about you lately and the place you hold in our family.  We just all adore you.  You've made a huge impact on our family dynamic.  You make everything sillier, wilder, more unpredictable and so much funnier.  You make us all laugh and laugh.  You're outgoing and playful and can jump right into any group, no matter the age, and fit right in.  You also really enjoy time to yourself.  Time to wander, time to build puzzles, or time to play with your trains, all alone.  I love how sweet and tender you can be.  I love how cuddly you are.  You're always asking Mommy to "carry".

 I.  Love.  Carrying.  you.

I wish I could do it more.  You love books and are so fun to read to.  You ask great questions and laugh out loud.  You have lots of plans and NO MATTER WHAT you WILL accomplish them.  You're also very into using polite language and I find it so charming.  For example you took off your underwear and headed upstairs.  I could tell you were off to go potty in a corner.  I told you to use the toilet and you responded,
No thank you.
You came at an important time in our family.  You're our only child that knows what it's like to have an older sibling and younger.  Your age is right in the middle of everyone.  You'll have times when you go to school with just your sisters and then go to school with just your brother.  Often you and Boss will have the same opportunities and you'll know what it's like to be one of the big kids in the family.  Sometimes you'll have to wait until you're a little older to take off with Boston and in those moments you'll know what it's like to feel small.  This unique experience in our family will help you to be empathetic and understanding.  You'll relate to all of your siblings.  I can see you being the glue of our little pack.  :) You came to this earth in the most peaceful way, bringing with you all the love and joy in the world.

You're a little light for all of us.   The timing in which you arrived matters.  The way you arrived matters.  Your place in our family matters.  And we're all blessed for it.

Isaac,  I'll eat you up I love you so.

Love, Momma

1 comment:

  1. I loved this post about Isaac. He is just as you described. So much fun, so loving, and so funny!