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Goodbye 3! From the Mother of an Almost Four-Year-Old

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via Misty Nelson @frostedevents

Goodbye 3. We had some good times. All the forts we built, castles in the sand, tall towers that almost touched the clouds. All the places we’ve traveled, adventures far and wide.

Your little heart sees a world full of magic. So Big, so limitless. I am so lucky I get a glimpse of it all through your eyes. I hold your hand and for a moment I can feel the rush of pure wonder whip across my face. It tingles, it makes my soul smile.
You know nothing of time. No past, no future. You live completely in the now. You are terrible at keeping secrets and you are wonderful at giving snuggles. And Eskimo kisses. And your opinion. Your uncomplicated, honest opinion.


You can’t wait to grow up. All you want is to be bigger and all I want is to freeze time. To keep you small and wild, steal a bit more of your magic.

Goodbye 3. I’ll watch you sail away on the pirate ship we built together and I’ll wave goodbye to all the friends we’ve outgrown. Furry monsters, puppies and guppies replaced by ninjas and super heroes.


My sweet boy. If only you knew the true value of the imagination you so eagerly trade for age. Every birthday will bring you a little closer to the real world. Every year you will know a little more and believe a little less.


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