A while back I joined a circle of amazing women who have two things in common with me for sure…. we are mothers and photographers. We love our children with every ounce of us and we love to document their everyday with our camera lens. Years back I would write Letters to my son Letters to my son in order to document his everyday in pictures and words. My hope is that these letters serve as an everlasting memory of his childhood. Recently I decided to continue the letter writing.
And here is letter number two of 2022…
It is your senior year in high school and every day that passes I am reminded that one day you will be starting your life outside of our home. One day you will be an adult and you may not need me as much anymore. For a mom, that is definitely hard to handle.
A few weeks ago we went driving together. I remember the feeling of sitting in the driver’s seat and watching you drive down our neighborhood streets. The words that filled my mind were, “how did we even get here.” It feels like just the other day you were learning to walk and learning to read. And on this day, you were doing an adult thing! I will be honest that when I tell you not to be scared of getting behind the wheel, I am actually telling myself not to fear you driving. You have found the courage to get past the fear you once had about driving a car. You are learning to drive and I am proud of you for getting to this point.
I know that in the future you will face more “adult things” that you will need to do. And I do worry that I may not have prepared you enough for that. I have tried my best to teach you the things you will need as you get older, but I know that I missed something along the way. My hope is that when you get to a point where you don’t know… you will embrace the struggle and find a way! Deep down inside I hope you pick up the phone to call me for the answer.. but I know that figuring it out yourself is best. So make google and YouTube your friend. Just remember that I will always be there for you just in case!