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Letters to our Sons #5

Ottawa Children

Dear E,

What a crazy spring we’ve had! With all the goings on for the end of the school year, the start of spring/summer sports leagues, museum sleepovers, your dad travelling, me travelling, changing weekends around, an AWESOME new haircut and your sister’s constant crazy toddler hijinks it’s impressive that we’re still holding it together. And now we’re looking at packing up the four of us to travel to England for two weeks! Can you believe it! You’ve never been overseas before, so I wonder if you’re ready for what’s coming… lol.

You spent the first eight years of your life as an only child, with no family in the city other than mum and dad. Nanny and Pappa were in Montreal, almost two hours away, your aunt and uncle were in Vancouver, on the other side of the country, and your dad’s family was out that way too. Now that Nanny and Pappa are only an hour away, and your aunt and uncle are back in Ottawa and have a son of their own, and you have a little sister I think you’re starting to understand a little more about family. The thing is though, that there are all sorts of people in England who are our family too! Some of them by blood, and some of them by choice. It’s lovely when someone is so wonderful that they get the honorary title Aunt or Uncle, isn’t it! We won’t have nearly as much time to see everyone as I’d like (there never really is enough time, is there?), but I hope you’ll start to see that we have threads connecting us to people who care about us on the other side of the ocean. It’s a very nice feeling to know that there are people out there who, although we don’t necessarily keep in touch as well as we should, and although we don’t see them very often, are family and will be thrilled to see us. Get ready for lots of hugs…

Outside of sessions for clients I’ve barely had my camera out these last couple of months, so the photographs of you (and your sister, never fear…) are few and far between. They’re mostly just snapshots, too. You’ve had a really great spring baseball season though, and your team made it to the finals of the playoffs (with you in their pitching lineup! Way to go!!), so I made sure to get at least a couple of shots of you playing. This is one of my favourites. The ball has left your bat and is still in the frame, and your eye is still watching where it’s going. And you look so intense!

Glebe Children

I also made sure to pull out the camera for what is arguably to coolest thing you’ve done so far this summer… Fly Day! The last chance to wear your Cub uniform was a blast. You got to fly an airplane! You were so excited, and I know you had a ton of fun. You talked about it for days! I must admit I was a little jealous, but I’m so glad you did it. You’re my flying ace.

3rd Year Cubs Fly Day

I love you lots and lots and lots my kiddo, and I always will.

Mum xoxo

If you have a minute, I’d love for you to leave a comment to say hello, and please to click over to Sara’s blog to read her letter to her son. She’s another Ontario photographer living in Newmarket. She’s lovely and very talented, so I recommend stopping by!

Till next time…

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