R and Q: 13 Months

A Letter to My Daughter

Quinn, I’m sitting in a parking garage on my lunch break writing this to you.  I can see your face perfectly in my head but I wish you were here with me, or even better, I there with you.  I pray for you every day.  And I pray for your mother and myself every day.  I pray that we have the patience, wisdom and heart to do what is right by you.  I look into your eyes and I can see so much love in them – great big blue sparkling pools.  In your smile, in your laugh, I know you have it in you to grow into a wonderful and compassionate human being and I pray that your mother and I do everything in our power to nurture that.

A Letter to My Son

Rory, you scared us this month after waking in the middle of the night with a hacking cough that – quite literally – took your breath away.  I pray that one day you have a son of your own to love as I love you and I pray that his spirit is as unbreakable as yours.  And I pray that you experience the fear of losing him because that will show you how deeply you care.  As you grow, you will make mistakes – learn from them.  Never be embarrassed to apologize if you are wrong.  And ALWAYS say please and thank you.  I know you will be an incredible man but until then, I will make mistakes time and again but I promise you I will try my best, so when I do stumble, please forgive me.

3 thoughts on “R and Q: 13 Months

  1. Krystle says:

    I’ve been following this blog since just before you had these beautiful babies, and I was pregnant with mine.
    Now mine turned ONE today and yours are 13 months?! They are just gorgeous and I always enjoy your updates!

  2. audrey says:

    jade/john – your blog is so endearing. i appreciate your vulnerability and honesty.
    i have thoroughly enjoyed virtually embarking on this journey with you… from the day you discovered the pregnancy until this very moment. thank you for opening your lives to us and for making us laugh, smile, cry, and love just a little bit more. 🙂 xxoo

  3. laura bo says:

    Love your blogs. Not even sure how I came about this page but I love it! Your children will love reading these someday. When I have a child I will definitely be looking at yours as inspiration. Beautiful.

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