Nap Time

06 Aug

…is sacred time. 

Dear Hunter,

You are nine months old this week and right now you are napping. As I reflect on the past nine months, it’s hard for me to fathom how far we’ve come.  You and me.  Being your mom adds a dimension to my life I never imagined. I work on my relationship with you every day, son.  Some days I am really good at it and other days I feel I am lacking whatever it is you need that will help you. 

These early months have been filled with laughing days, learning days, crying days and just-there days.  We wake up with your smiles and giggles. And we go to sleep with your suckling snuggles. The hours in-between are always an adventure.

Last week, you started to crawl and soon you will start walking by yourself. With every new stage, your dad and I are so excited and proud of you. We try to protect you and yet not overprotect you. And sometimes we get it wrong.  So, we adjust and move forward.

I just wanted to take a few moments of this sacred time to let you know how much I love you and how every day I feel lucky to be your mother.




Posted by on August 6, 2013 in Uncategorized


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2 responses to “Nap Time

  1. Mike Ricci

    August 6, 2013 at 2:09 PM

    ah Annie … this is beyond AWESOME and my nephew is one lucky boy to have a Mama like you. So proud that I was there for his first crawl and initial hiking trip into the MT backcountry. Give him lots of love from his Uncle when he wakes up and love what you wrote

    • Annie

      August 6, 2013 at 7:42 PM

      Thanks, Mike. It was great to have you here. We’ll always be able to tell Hunter stories about our keep-away game and hauling him to the falls. He’s lucky to have such a loving uncle! Stay tuned for more posts…. many hugs!!


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