Dear Miss Poki Bear

While Megan is away, Vanessa from I Never Grew Up is sharing a post with us.

I write to my children once a month, you could maybe call it journaling for them, but mostly I love writing to my kids about how much I love them. Some months it is about a fun vacation we went on, a hard time they are having, and sometimes it is something as simple as this entry below.

(Note: Poki is the nickname my oldest daughter has been using for Cameron since she was brand new)

Dear Miss Poki Bear,

Sometimes it is the very little simple things that make me realize you are growing up.

I thought you might be old enough to sit in the “big wagon” with Abby while we do our errands. You are usually a pretty laid back keep to yourself kind of gal but when I put you in there you started screeching with delight, bouncing up and down and knew right away what to do with that steering wheel and horn. It was like you were just waiting for the chance to be a big girl like Abby.

Last night as I was putting Abby to bed she starting crying quietly. I asked her what was wrong and she said, “Poki I need her.” I thought she had said something mean because well lets face it sometimes the girl isn’t too nice to you. I started to say that wasn’t to nice to say you did NOT need her. Abby said, “No Mom I NEED her, I miss her, I want to give her lots of hugs and kisses.”

Remember that Pokes, that Abby loves you tons and tons even when at the end of the “big wagon ride” she is smushing your face over and over with her finger and laughing.

I try Pokes, I try…


Do you write to your children, what types of things do you include?

6 Responses to Dear Miss Poki Bear
  1. Carrie of Ceaseless Praises
    March 2, 2009 | 3:53 pm

    I write letters to my little boy in a journal/notebook. I started it the day I found out I was pregnant with him – I write all about his development, fun things he does, my dreams for him, and verses & song lyrics I want him to hear about how much I love him & God loves him.

    I also write letters to my hubby like this.

    I had a friend who died of cancer at age 37, leaving 4 kids behind, and I thought, wouldn’t it be a blessing for her hubby & children to have something like this from her? So then I determined to do it when I had kids.

  2. Melissa
    March 3, 2009 | 12:25 am

    I write a (blog)letter to my daughter each month on the day of her birth. I do it for her, for myself, and for our family scattered all over the globe. This is the best way I could think of to record her growth, and development, and milestones, but also to record what God is doing in my life through her.
    I also have been taking pictures of her with a stuffed bear each month so we can see how big (and squirmy) she is getting. This is a great way of watching her personality change over time, too.
    Some months I don’t get to it in time, but I do try to go back and fill in what I’ve missed.
    I really want to keep this up as she gets older, eventually mailing the letters to her.

  3. Nadia
    March 3, 2009 | 1:31 am

    What a truly beautiful idea! Thank you. I am going to start tomorrow.

  4. Tracey
    March 3, 2009 | 10:19 am

    What a great post! I have two girls and am always trying to think of ways to strengthen their relationship and love for one another. I also write letters to my daughters, but not as frequently as I should. Your article has motivated me to start doing it more often!

  5. Candace
    March 3, 2009 | 11:54 am

    I have been keeping a journal for him since I found I was pregnant with him. I also scrapbook about every aspect whether it is simple or not of his life. I want him to look back one day and hopefully appreciate his childhood and all that we did for him.

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