A Letter to my Children


Article by Wendy McCance

How much do you really know about your parents?  Do you know the intimate details about them that make them tick?  I am an open book with my kids.  Even so, I wonder sometimes if they really know me.  Do they know what makes my heart happy?  I wonder if they know what it is that makes me enjoy my life so much.

The beautiful thing about having a blog is that it can be put together like a diary.  As I grow and change, I write about the things that are effecting my life.  I write about the good times as well as the bad.  Someday my kids can look at all the articles I have written and hold onto the memories that made up my life.  So for my kids, I would like to tell you some of the things that make me enjoy life that much more.  The little things that are never said, but matter so much to me.

To my children,

Did you ever know that the best thing that has ever happened in my life was having the three of you?  My most special moments have always been the most basic.  Watching you grow and develop into such wonderful people.  I have loved seeing what interests you and makes you happy.

Did you ever know that I was completely content and at my happiest in our home after it had been freshly cleaned, the kitchen well stocked and the home buzzing with a house full of kids?

Did you ever know that there has been nothing like tucking you in at night and reading you a story?  Watching you thoroughly become engaged in the story through laughter or eyes wide open with wonder?

Did you know that when I am outside and the day is beautiful, there was nothing like a bike ride with you to make my day?  Breathing in the fresh air, enjoy nature and having a great conversation as we rode around was always a favorite time for me.

Did you know that there were times when you were young that you would fall asleep in my arms and I wouldn’t want to let go?  I would hold you, stroking your hair and watch your peaceful face as you slept looking so content and at peace.

Did you know that when you had bad moments I could feel your pain?  When you had good times I felt immense joy as well.

Did you know that I have never felt as close to anyone or in love with anyone the same way I felt about you?

I just wanted to let you know how much I love you.  My life became so much richer when you came into my life.  The three of you are incredible kids and I am extremely lucky to be able to call you my kids.

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Wendy McCance

Wendy McCance is a Michigan based freelance writer and social media consultant. Wendy has gained attention as the founder of the popular blog Searching for the Happiness which can be viewed in 6 local papers online, including the Oakland Press.The combination of writing skills and social media knowledge is what makes Wendy such a powerhouse to work with. Stay tuned for opportunities to advertise, guest post and as always, have your questions answered.

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8 thoughts on “A Letter to my Children

  1. A wonderful, warm and loving post Wendy. I could feel the tenderness and closeness you have for your children. Brought back memories. Thank you for sharing these thoughts with us.

  2. Wonderful… I planned to write of my childhood for my children and then theirs too of course, but have been side tracked with the election. Hopefully I’ll get back in gear soon. They should love this…

  3. What an amazing letter to your children. Those are definitely the moments we hold dear as mothers. My boys are adults, but they know what they mean to me and how they enriched my life, I still remember all those moments and more. I still remember how I cried when the doctor told me I had to stop nursing my oldest, it devastated me on so many levels. Worst part was after a few weeks he admitted he was wrong.

  4. Wendy-this is a wonderful post-full of meaning that every mother will understand and relate to. Having children certainly changes a person’s perspective on life, doesn’t it? And I SO remember all the things you mentioned in your post…keeping the little ones with me while stroking their hair, feeling sad when they’re sad, enjoying their happy times…

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