|jacket: stylemint (similar here)// shorts: american apparel (similar here) // shoes: shoemint (similar here) // bag: loeffler randall (here)|
photos by common dove photography.
My dearest Andrew,
Tomorrow is your third birthday... And now more than ever I have advice I need to pass down. And to tell you what advice you have given me.
First, everyone goes through loss, hard times and sacrifice in their life.... Never ask for lighter load but instead for a stronger back. Your pain does not define you..... How you deal with hardships makes you the person that you are.
Also, always be grateful for everything you have been blessed with. You are one seriously lucky little boy because so many people love and adore you and you bring such joy to all of our lives.
And now I must thank you for everything you have taught me. Before you I honestly didn't know how to enjoy life..... It wasn't until you and I were romping through the mud or dancing in the rain that I learned to fully embrace all this world has to offer.
You have also taught me how to love unconditionally and now more than ever I treasure the unconditional love you show me. I have never felt more important in my life than when you hug me and kiss me and say "I love you too, mommy."
You are my rock, my constant, my sunshine and my birthday wish for you is that you continue to love and embrace life as much as you do right now.... And also that life loves you right back with as much love and compassion.
I love you with all of my heart, Happy Birthday my sweet Doodle Bug.