Monday, April 13, 2015

Easter Tulips with my kids {Letters to our Children}

To my two favorite kiddos:

Almost 4 years ago now, your dad and I decided to move you guys to our small town.  We decided to do this because we both grew up in small towns ourselves.  We wanted to raise you in a community where you are known and loved, where people will watch out for you as you grow.  We wanted you guys to have the relaxation of the country with a strong knit community.  We were very blessed to move to a community with an amazing school district and wonderful people.

As you guys have entered pre-K, I have been amazed at how much you have learned about not only academic type stuff but also about friendships and social interactions.  I love that your teacher is teaching you guys how to navigate both your emotions and your interactions with other kids.  I also love that when I pick you up on the car line after school, I see every teacher love on the kids, talk to the kids, give them a hug.

You guys are making some really sweet friends too.  We went to this tulip patch with some of our neighbors.  You guys were so excited to see their little girl there.  You ran around the hay maze with her and looked at the beautiful tulips with her.  It was such a fun night.  I love that we are all making new friends as we go.

I hope you guys look back one day when you are grown and feel blessed by this small town we are in.

Love you guys so much!

♥ ♥ ♥ 

And just an extra side note:  We went to an Easter egg hunt at one of the local churches here.  Before they started the hunt, they told the story of the resurrection through little surprises in  Easter eggs.  For example in one egg there were nails that represented the nails that nailed Jesus to the cross.  The very last egg they shared was an empty egg.  It represented that the tomb was empty and that Jesus arose and went to Heaven to be with God.  The whole thing really got you guys talking.

My favorite part though was on our way home from the Easter egg hunt, as you were opening your Easter eggs to see what was inside of them, from the backseat I heard an excited, "I got an arose egg".  It took me a minute to figure out what you meant, my sweet E, but you were so excited to get an empty Easter egg like the one they told about in the Easter egg story.  I loved that instead of being disappointed it didn't have anything in it, it made you think of Jesus and his resurrection.

♥ ♥ ♥  


I am participating in a blog circle with a great group of moms who are writing letters to their children as well.  We're doing it together as a way of supporting each other and as a reminder to keep writing when life gets so busy.  I'm so glad to be a part of such a great group of ladies.  You can follow our circle with Sara's sweet letter next. 


  1. Beautiful pictures--I love all of the color! And your Easter egg story is just precious! Thanks for sharing!

  2. So sweet! I love the picture where she's holding the red tulip.. her blue eyes just pop! :)


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