Sunday, March 8, 2009

Monday Memories: Letters To My Children #4

Welcome to installment #4 of Monday Memories: Letters to My Children. If you want to know more about how this posting got started read here. Feel free to grab my button on the left sidebar and link up your own letters. Please leave a comment so that I can visit your letter!
This one is to my oldest son, Justin. He is now 20 years old. He is still a wiz at video games. Any time my husband, Kevin, gets to a hard part that he can't beat, he will get Justin to beat it. Tisha and Riannon are my neices. Tisha is 4 months older than Justin. Bruce is their dad (Kevin's brother).

Wednesday, February 16, 1994 1:25 a.m.

Dear Justin,
Well, you are now 5 years old. Where has all the time gone? Kevin realized the other day that you would start to kindergarten this Fall. Boy, we're getting old! You are such a smart boy for age. Sometimes I forget that you are only 5. You love to play Nintendo (Mario) and Sega games (Sonic). You are so good at them, too! Today, you and I took turns playing Sonic II.

Tisha and Riannon came over and played while Kevin helped Bruce transport a bedroom suite to their house. You always want to go to Tisha's and play, but once y'all get together you fuss and fight like brother and sister. I just can't understand it. But then again, today it seems you were fighting more with Chase, too...until he bit a hunk out of your arm! He had had enough! You wouldn't let him play the Gameboy (like he really can HA! HA!).

Love you!

Justin: Present Day


Molly said...

I love the "letters to my children" idea! This is my first visit to your blog so I will have to go check out the others! :)

Gayle said...

Sandra, that is so sweet. Oh my gosh, kids grow up so quickly, don't they? I saw one of your boys plays bass. My oldest son (16) plays bass and guitar.

Thank you for linking to your post in Mr. Linky!

Loren Christie said...

Wow!What a wonderful gift for your children to have now that they are grown! I've been doing the same thing, but mine are still little- 6, 4, and 2. Best Wishes! I'm grabbing your button...Here is my link:

Kate Coveny Hood said...

What a wonderful idea. I love the before and after pictures. Three sons! I have two sons and a daughter all close in age - but they're still so young. I just can't imagine what they'll be like when they're teenagers (and taller than me!)

BPOTW said...

I'm struck by the two different photographs. Having two young children right now this has me wondering how my children will look when they're grown. They're just not their complete selves when they're five are they? I can't wait :)

LegalMist said...

I love this idea. I may start on Monday with a letter to one or both of my kids...

I love the photos. :)

Sandra said...

I suggest everyone start a notebook and write letters to their children. They are true treasures to look back on when they are older.