It’s that time of year again isn’t it? Leaves have fallen here in north Idaho and we can see the snow on top of the mountains. Air is crisp, chilly and the garden has been put to bed. Time to get the heavy coats out and thick blankets for the bed. The wood stove is going and it’s time to start thinking and planning for the holidays.
For you, special one, I have your room ready. Fresh sheets are on the bed and I’ve made sure you have access to your favorite movies and music ready to go. I’ve bought you some new clothes too, the kind you like. I’m thinking we need to buy you a new coat and maybe some boots too. Anyway, you’ll find your new clothes on your bed. Make sure to check out the pillows too to see if they’re good enough. Of course you know you’ll have to share with our furry boy, Riley. You know he loves to cuddle up with you on these long winter nights. But if you need to, just kick him out of bed if he takes too much space. I’m so excited you’ll be here!
You know I think of you everyday. I send my love out into the world just for you. If I could wrap you in my arms at all times, I would because I know things can get tough out there in the world. I worry about you! I know people can be mean, even cruel. But just remember, they don’t know you like I do. I see the spark and light shining from you and I know the world is a much brighter, beautiful place with you in it. I accept and love you exactly like you are and how you’ll be tomorrow. You never have to be anyone but yourself with me. You’ll always find unconditional love here. I don’t expect perfection from you or for you to have to fit into someone else’s idea of what you should be. I want you to just be YOU! That’s enough! And I want you to love who that person is inside and out. I wouldn’t have you any other way. There’s NO one like you. Never will be. You are a snowflake, unique. Remember that!
I don’t, as usual, have big plans for the holidays. You know me – I take it day by day. But we will for sure have a big dinner. We’re going to make you favorite dish again. You’ll smell it cooking as you wake up. The whole house will smell like fresh baking bread too. We’ll invite all those who love you to be here too. It will be a full house again with everyone opening their arms to you. This is the family you choose to be with. Your friends. I’ve heard they have surprises in store for you too. I’m sure presents will be involved. I’ll also take you to that movie you want to see. We can also go do those things you wanted to do.
Until then, stay safe, OK? I do worry about you. I hope everyday you find happiness, love and peace around you. But even if you don’t, remember I CARE! You’ll never truly be alone as there is a place in the world where you are safe, accepted and wanted. Hang in there my most precious one. I LOVE you!