Dear Madison

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Someday this website will be for my daughter, a timeline of our life together, the rough patches, the smiles and joys we’ve experienced as a family. Dear Madison is a letter each month especially just for her. Every 27th of the month she will be getting a new letter from Mommy highlighting all of our times together that month, I chose the 27th because it’s the day of the month she was born. A little about Madison, well she got her name from her Daddy, he just liked the name but for me it was special because we call Maddie and she has an Uncle Matty which is my godfather. Her middle name is Lauren and it comes from my late father who was Lawrence. It’s super special to me and of often refer to as MM in my articles, or even Boo, she got that nickname from me when she was a few months old, it’s just happened. Madison is a beautiful little girl with blonde hair and big blue eyes, she loves making people laugh, she loves exploring anything and everything, spend 5 minutes with my girl and she will have you in stitches. I hope some day she will admire and respect me as a mother, a wife and a woman. Thank you for reading theses letters to my daughter.

Dear Madison – Learning Big Girl Feelings

Dear Madison – Learning Big Girl Feelings

Dear Madison, I can't believe how big you're getting. You are so busy learning how to be a big kid. In the past few months you've been faced with so many  new things. Big girls feelings takes the top though. Your forming your own little personality and I couldn't be happier seeing you become you. I want what any Mommy would want. To see her little girl grow to be a beautiful young lady inside and out, a person who is strong and confident in the world, and just plain happy! Gosh you look like a little girl in this picture Keep in mind Mommy is learning along the way too. I'm learning to watch you from afar and see your imagination evolve. I'm learning to let you feel what YOU are feeling and allowing you to be YOU. It is all about you after all. You are at the age where you

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Dear Madison – Toddler to a Little Girl

Dear Madison – Toddler to a Little Girl

Dear Madison, I had to look and see the last time I wrote to you was after the New Year. I can't believe how fast time flies. I struggle with this post because of some things that Mommy is battling within herself. Do I go back to work, do I stay home? It's not that I don't want to be home with you and your little brother. I love nothing more than knowing I have that time with you. Someday you will see the reasoning behind all of my rants to you. Until then lets talk about you. You are no longer a toddler sweetheart, I don't think you have been for quite some time now Mommy is just in denial! I wanted you to stay two forever. Though I wasn't a fan of the tantrums and frustrations I had no idea that three was even harder because guess what??!!! You are learning how to "feel". Who would

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Dear Madison – Bye Bye 2013

Dear Madison –  Bye Bye 2013

Dear Boo, Another few months have come and gone. Not only a few more months but another Thanksgiving, another Christmas and another year. I can't believe how much you've gone from a cute, smart, adorable baby girl to an amazing, beautiful, sassy big girl! Though there are so many good times these days it's such a hard age. You are testing like there is no tomorrow and the attitude........well I won't go into detail because this may be the very first post that I actually admit defeat! I often remind myself that you are simply learning how to "feel" and that your emotions are all over the place. You don't know when to laugh or when to cry. You yell at us for laughing at you but we aren't laughing at you, we are laughing because you are so adorable. You ask if you can cry these days

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Dear Madison-Happy 3rd B-Day!

Dear Madison-Happy 3rd B-Day!

Dear Madison, I've put off writing this for quite sometime now. For some reason I tear up when I write to you these days. Probably because you are getting so big so fast. Your Mommy's baby girl your not supposed to grow up! I don't even know where to begin to tell you about all of the things you've learnt and discovered this past year. You've reached so many milestones baby girl. Before we get to them lets take a look at some shots from your party this past weekend! You were so excited, you told everyone you were turning "free!!!" You started with your new art desk! You loved it......you opened it as soon as you woke up and got to work!  Then Momma made you a little Birthday Breakfast. Though you didn't eat any, Daddy and I did! Halloween pumpkins and kitties! Here are a

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Dear Madison – Then There Were Two…

Dear Madison – Then There Were Two…

Dear Sweet Girl, It's been over eight weeks since we brought  your baby brother home. Your life has forever changed and though right now it may feel like it's not for the better, I promise you, it will be. At least that's what I keep telling myself anyways, the first few weeks Baby Drew was home Mommy's heart just broke in two for you. You see you were my everything, I lived and breathed for my baby girl, and now Mommy was blessed enough to be dosed with so much more love, that I get to share it with Baby Drew now. It's just an adjustment for all of us, but I promise you that in the end, your brother will be one of the best things that will ever happened to you. Though you've regressed in a few things, we aren't focusing on those things right now, we are concentrating on the

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Dear Drew & Madison-Count down is on!

Dear Drew & Madison-Count down is on!

Dear Drew & Madison, My sweet babies.........two words into this letter and I'm already teary eyed! All of our lives are about to change.......for the better of course but Momma is the Momma and she knows there are going to be some hurdles first. My heart is still breaking at the thought of having to share my love and affection Madison. It's all you've ever know. Mommy and Daddy's attention, all of Nunny, TT and Memere's attention. Soon you will be sharing that attention with your little brother. I have no doubts that you will come to love him, I have not one doubt that things will work out and we will be a family with all the love in the world, Momma is just not good with change. Hey at least I'm being honest. I get comfortable with the way things are and bam...........something

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Dear Madison & Drew – Spring Has Sprung

Dear Madison & Drew – Spring Has Sprung

Dear Madison & Drew, Hello my babies.......well Madison, your not quite the baby anymore. You are officially two and a half today! OMG! I've been going back on pictures a lot lately. You were such a chunky monkey. Gosh you were such a good baby. Each and everyday I see you grow inches I swear! Is it even possible for you to get more beautiful everyday? Yes it is my sweetheart. You are learning so much! One day while driving to school I said "Oh look at the yellow school bus!" You starting motioning with your arms and singing "The Wheels on the Bus go round and round...." I was instantly blown away. Instant tears to my eyes, yes I know it doesn't take much for mommy to tear up these days. I'm proud what can I say! Unfortunately I thought we had already reached the terrible twos

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Dear Madison, Drew & Daddy

Dear Madison, Drew & Daddy

Dear Madison, My sweet baby girl, I can't even get over how much you've grown in a month!! I stare at the monitor at night while your sleeping and I can't believe how big you've gotten. I listen to you throughout the day and I can't believe how much you've learnt and how much your vocabulary has grown. (I can't believe there was a day that I worried about your speech!!) Everyday you come out with something that has me in stitches, something that I can't wait to share with Daddy or anyone else who will listen! Just the other day I took you for a walk and I told you to look up at the birdies, you pointed to the moon (though dim, it was visable) and you said "Look the Moon!!" I teared up! Blame it on the hormones I have running through my body as I carry your little brother, but I tear up

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Dear Madison and Drew

Dear Madison and Drew

Dear Madison and Drew, God I love that sound of that. I don't know what it is, but I love it! I figured I'd include Baby Drew in on this one since we are working on getting you (Madison) ready for the arrival of your baby brother. It's scary. Oh so scary for us (well not so much daddy because he doesn't seem to worry about things until they happen) but for Mommy, well I'm scared. Scared of the change, scared of having two little ones to care for now, scared that you wont' take to a little baby being here taking up all of your attention. Like everything else in life I know that it'll come with time, however it's "that time" that scares me the most! When Mommy first found out about you Drew, I was so concerned for your big sister, I was worried she wouldn't get the attention she

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Dear Madison – Part IV

Dear Madison – Part IV

Dear Baby Maddie, I'm calling you this because I've referred to you as Baby Maddie for quite some time, maybe not to you, but talking about you, and since I feel like my time with you alone is limited, I feel the need to be a mushy mommy today. It's been awhile since I last wrote you. Fall to be exact. Right before you turned two to me more exact. I have no excuse except for the everyday busyness we endure on a regular basis. Once your birthday came and went we were in full swing to the holidays. Here we are on Thanksgiving......we went to Aunty Jo Jo's. Then once that passed Christmas came before we knew it. Not only Christmas but with the sale of Nunny's house, that meant we were moving ourselves. To our new home. To the home where you will now grow up in. Before

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