Today's Letter to Landon is brought to you by none other then My beautiful real life best friend Christina @ My Silly Life! Shes pretty awesome! I cant tell you how much this letter means to me! Thank you C for such a beautiful memory and for being a part of our lives! We Love you!
Man, starting this letter is much harder than I imagined it would be. 27 months ago things were much different. That was before you were here though… and thinking back to those times it is almost hard to remember. I do remember the day your mom asked me to bring her a pregnancy test. I am a little bit crazy so I picked up like 10 from the Dollar Store. Yes, it only takes one to know… but you have to be sure! I was SO excited to find out your mom was pregnant.
I probably started
screaming talking to you that day! It was so much fun talking about you, buying clothes for you, pretending you were here with this little blue teddy bear that I swaddled and put in your car seat… yes, I told you I was crazy! I also named you… see I thought you were a girl. I thought Molly Mitchell was the sweetest little name. So, until we found out otherwise, I called you Molly!
I think while your mom was pregnant with you it was incredibly special for me because I was never able to get pregnant. Anthony and I had tried, but it just never happened… and your mom and I were so close that I was able to experience pregnancy with her. What a special gift I was given because of you. By the time you entered this world, I just adored you and I knew we had a special bond. I am not sure you felt the same way after all the yelling… but I had to be sure you could hear me though all that amniotic fluid stuff:)
And, for the last 18 months I have gotten to see the wild little baby you are and grow to love you even more. From the beginning I think you have just wanted to walk and do for yourself! You have been such an overachiever trying to do things fast and early! You were so very patient with me for the first five months of your life. You see I experimented and played with you. I even watched you over night one night and you slept on my chest while I laid there scared to death making sure you were breathing every second. You also peed all over me that night while I changed your diaper! Your mommy and daddy were so tired they did not even hear me yell… haha! Ohhh, and dressing you up was the best!!
When you were five months old Malachi was born. You probably breathed a sigh of relief because I would no longer torture you! What I love though is that you and Malachi are growing up together just like your mom and me did. You guys are just starting out even earlier than we did! I pray that you guys are always friends. Life takes so many twist and turns, and relationships are hard to navigate… but friends you can talk to and relate to on a heart level are few and far between… so I want you guys to stick together and be true friends!
So, here are some things I want you to know… Landon, you are LOVED. You have what it takes! Be passionate, be strong, be loving, be forgiving… and know that you have an AMAZING God who can do anything. I know it sounds cheesy… but it is SO TRUE!
I love you like crazy,