Letters to my Kids – Dear Natalie

Welcome back to another Letters to my Kids week! I started this meme a couple of weeks ago and I’m happy to say that a couple people actually linked up! I hope that this week brings a few more people joining in and that it continues to grow.

Don’t forget it’s a bi-weekly meme and you can link up anytime!

letters to my kids

Dear Natalie,

You’re my middle one… my quiet one… my artistic one and at one point your were my only blond haired, blue eyed little child.¬†Now you share that blond hair with your younger brother.

I’ve watched you grow over these years from a very quiet little girl to someone who is very¬†independent.¬†Someone who knows exactly what they want and at the young age of 13 know what college they want to go to. Of course, I still hope that you will take a few minutes and look at a some other school… just sayin’

You have this unique sense of style and will wear things that not a single friend would wear. Thrift shopping is your thing (thank you) and I think that it’s kinda funny when I go without you and you get upset about it!

What I love about you is that special uniqueness. I love that you we will wear whatever you want and not care what other people think or say. I love that you put so much time and effort into your art and that it’s something that you really like to do.

Natalie then

Natalie then… with George.

There are so many times that I look at you and wonder what happened… how did the time go by so quickly? How did you go from my little girl who carried around her stuffed kitty, George, every single place we went to a beautiful young woman? What I wouldn’t give for a little more time with my little girl because time is going by far to quickly for me.

Natalie now

Natalie now…

I’m proud of all you have done, all you’ve become, and I love you more than I can explain.

I love you,



11 Responses to Letters to my Kids – Dear Natalie
  1. Casi
    March 14, 2013 | 10:53 pm

    LOVE! What a great idea for a link-up. Natalie is a doll! I’m so glad that she has the confidence and the will to just be her <3

    • Jackie
      March 15, 2013 | 7:48 am

      Thank you! I think it’s rare for a girl her age to be so unique … It seems that most just follow what each other does.

  2. Xiomara | Equis Place
    March 15, 2013 | 3:07 am

    Your daughter sounds amazing and unique! I love that she likes shopping at thrift stores. Best deals ever.

    • Jackie
      March 15, 2013 | 7:46 am

      She finds some amazing deals! Her spring fling dance dress was marked $100 at Target and we got it at Goodwill for $6!! And it had the tags on it.

  3. Liz @ A Nut in a Nutshell
    March 15, 2013 | 12:55 pm

    I’m practically crying and I’m not even your child!

  4. Melissa
    March 15, 2013 | 8:21 pm

    I absolutely love this! I need to start doing this!

  5. Kerri @SavvyMomNYC
    March 17, 2013 | 7:48 am

    What a beautiful letter. I am sure my middle could use a letter like that every now and then.

  6. MIchelle1
    March 17, 2013 | 8:55 am

    I am the middle too, and my mom used to write us little notes with our lunch every so often (i still have them!) your words to your daughter are very powerful, beautiful letter!

  7. Ashley
    March 17, 2013 | 1:41 pm

    My daughter is going to be 3 in exactly one month. The time flies by so quickly, I try to be in the moment and make memories to last.

  8. Megan @mnmspecial
    March 17, 2013 | 1:47 pm

    I love these letters. I need to get myself together to participate in your linky.

  9. Emmy
    March 18, 2013 | 11:37 am

    Beautiful! Love that she has her own style and is confident enough to keep with it.

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