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The greatest joy of life comes from the smallest moments

This is a layout I made for My Mind’s Eye.

And the journaling says:
One of the greatest joys of having kids is watching them delight in the smallest moments. Like when Nathaniel found this little toy bucket and sat in it. You thought it was the funniest thing my sweet boy. And when daddy pushed you around you laughed with so much joy (until it was David’s turn of course.) Seeing you two have the best time with the simplest things is a daily reminder to me that I should be grateful for the smallest things in my life, too. There are the moments when we cherish life. Thank you for reminding me what matters most. I am so deeply grateful for the two of you and I love you with all my heart.

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i am learning that being your mom means i have to be brave. thank you for teaching me so much

This is a layout I made for My Mind’s Eye.

And the journaling says:
This morning, we went to the park and there was this closed slide where I couldn’t see you slide down. You both loved it but it made me super anxious. What if you got stuck? How would I save you? Your daddy explained that part of being a mom is learning to let you do it and be brave. And that I had to be brave, too. It’s so hard not to protect you all the time. I love you so very much my sons.

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Thank you for teaching me the joy of being silly

This is a layout I made for My Mind’s Eye.

And the journaling says:
My sweet boys, I’m not known for being silly. Truth be toldm I am too serious and find silliness, well…silly. But ever since you came into my life I find a lot of joy watching you be silly, especially since you think it’s so funny to be silly. Thank you for letting me see it through your eyes and allowing me to laugh more. I love you so much and appreciate you so much.

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Today you took one more small step forward

This is a layout I made for My Mind’s Eye for June.

And the journaling says:
My sweet boy, you have gotten to this place where you’re crossing new milestones every single day. You’re losing the baby teeth, you’re doing homework, you’re making your own lunch, and even breakfast sometimes. You’re growing up so quickly. Today you sat with me and learned to tie your shoes. Yet another milestone. I am so grateful to get to see all these small moments of significance. I love you and adore you.

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Your book of happy and fun memories

This is a layout I made for My Mind’s Eye for June.

And the journaling says:
My sweet boy, I noticed lately that you have a tendency to look at your life and notice a lot of what is missing and be sad. I’ve spent many years being sad and negative, but I wish so much better for you. So I suggested this book of collections of happy memories that you can look at when you feel sad. I really hope it will remind you of how much you have to be thankful for, and how very loved you are. I love you so much.

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Daddy we thank you for the light you shine onto our lives

This is a layout I made for My Mind’s Eye for June.

And the journaling says:
There are many wonderful things in our lives but the very best part of our days is when you are with us. The way you are so joyous and happy and how your light shines so bright makes our lives so much better and so full of happiness. Daddy we are all so very grateful for you. For making life brighter. For adding laughter. For making all of us feel deeply loved. We love and adore you so very much.

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Mama's Little Sweet and Happy Boy, You are so so cute

This is a layout I made for My Mind’s Eye for May.

And the journaling says:
I took these photos while I was working and you were playing next to me. When you felt that I was taking photos you smirked but didn’t look up. And then I called your name and uoi couldn’t help it. You broke into a full on smile. And then laughter. It was so special that it made me laugh right along with you. Nathaniel your happy spirit is so contagious and you are the light of my days. Than kyou my son, I love you.

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Little girl you will love being a mom so much

This is a layout I made for My Mind’s Eye for May.

And the journaling says:
I was never one of those girls who grew up dreaming about her wedding day. But I did often imaginehaving kids, taking care of them and loving them. What I could have never known then was how much having kids would change my life. How much more confident, calm, and deeply happy it would make me. My life got so much better as soon as David was born. Now with Nathaniel, too. It’s as if I feel complete for the first time in my life. Thank you my boys.

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Ready. Set. Go.

This is a layout I made for My Mind’s Eye for March.

And the journaling says:
Because David’s school was closed for a week we decided to take a short family holiday to Tiburon at the end of February. The weather was absolutely perfect and as we walked by the bay you two kept racing each other. And laughing and when I look at the photos it’s so easy to see the joy in your faces. The two of you know how to have fun together and you bring so much joy into my life. Thank you.

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you are the one constant in my life

This is a layout I made for My Mind’s Eye’s blog for February.

And the journaling says:
when i look back upon the last 18 years of my life, all my twenties and thirties, the one constant throughout has been you and your love. Your kindness, your smile, your hugs. The one thing I could rely on. The one thing that stood by me no matter what. I am so grateful for you and I love you madly.

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I love my life with my boys

This is a layout I made for My Mind’s Eye’s blog for April.

And the journaling says:
Many people ask me if I wish I had a girl. I guess being the mom of two boys must make me want to have a little girl but I must admit that I really don’t. I love my life with my boys and I just adore how much they make me laugh every day. Wouldn’t have it any other way.

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I cannot wait to share my love of school with you

This is a layout I made for My Mind’s Eye March newsletter. Kind of bare I know but I like it.

And the journaling says:
My dear boys, I am so excited that you are both finally n school. I love going to school and I can’t wait to share all the school days with you as you go through it too. There’s nothing as magical and learning new things and being with your peers all day long. I found it to be such a special time in my life and I am so excited for you. And I love to see your smiley faces going to school.

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