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Dear Carter at 18 Months

on Apr 16, 2011

Dear Carter, I’ve started a letter to you in my head about a million times, but somehow I never find the time to sit down and write it. I’m constantly making mental notes to myself to remember this, or write that down, so that I can remember all of the wonderful, endearing qualities about you at this age (and really, every age), but since my memory isn’t what it used to be and I know it’s not getting any better, I’m finally forcing myself to sit down and write you this letter as your turn a year and a half old, despite the fact that as you well know, your mom is a big sap, and I’m already teary as I write. Let me start by saying that I really wasn’t prepared for just how much I would love you. Before you were born, I spent a lot of time imagining what life would be like as a mommy, but nothing could really prepare me for you. Being your mother...