to my aiden.


oh aiden.

where do i begin?

I see so much of me in you.

We have a super special connection. Maybe it’s because that crazy start we both had….all those emotions. Maybe it is that you have slept in my arms almost every night for the past 3 years. Or maybe it’s just because we share a lot of the same strengths and weaknesses.

regardless, i adore you. beyond adore.

a few nights ago daddy showed you a video of me….the music was slow, I was laughing in slow motion- and you began to cry. tears streaming down your face. I was completely struck by the beautiful, raw, pure love you have for me. it’s perfect. I wish I could bottle it up forever.

last night before you fell asleep you told me that I make you happy.

well you my sweet aiden…make me so happy, so proud- so full. You brought meaning to my life that I never knew existed. when you came, something changed in me forever.

I pray that you will know and love and serve God as you grow older. I cannot wait to see you chase your dreams.

you will be three next month. I cant believe it. already! I love watching you grow and change. Its beautiful, you are beautiful.

Letting you go will always be a struggle for me. Im trying. open hands.

I love you a.


February 15, 2012


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  1. Jersey Blogess

    February 15th, 2012 at 1:48 pm

    OMG!! this made me cry. I love this letter to your baby!! so touching!! something he can cherish forever and show his kids :'(

  2. Brittney - The Luycx's

    February 15th, 2012 at 2:11 pm

    Your kids are beautiful..and your love for them is even more beautiful. You're a good Mommy!

  3. Sachaβ™₯

    February 15th, 2012 at 2:13 pm

    aww this is so beautiful post. He's a sweetheart πŸ™‚

  4. Monet

    February 15th, 2012 at 2:19 pm

    I thought that was so beautiful ! You have quite a way with words. I feel like my son has also brought such meaning to my life that I never knew existed. When I sleep next to him and he touches my face I feel such warmth and my heart feels so full it's unlike any feeling I've ever experienced…its beautiful. πŸ™‚

  5. Cassie @ Live.Laugh.L0ve.

    February 15th, 2012 at 2:20 pm

    Awe – so very sweet. Its so amazing the love a mother has for her child & the love a child has for his mother. Beautiful.

  6. Emily

    February 15th, 2012 at 2:23 pm

    this is so beautiful, casey.
    so perfect.

  7. Mrs. Vale

    February 15th, 2012 at 2:32 pm

    what an amazing little boy you have! this letter is so sweet. I hope to have such a strong bond with my future children!

  8. Nicole

    February 15th, 2012 at 2:59 pm


  9. Anonymous

    February 15th, 2012 at 3:01 pm

    Hi little mama! This was one of the most precious posts I've ever read. And sweet Aiden, can he be any more darling? Those big beautiful eyes. Your babies look just like little cherubs. Casey, you are just so lovely and your words warm my heart. I enjoy my visits here so much. xo

  10. Anonymous

    February 15th, 2012 at 3:03 pm

    Oh My Gosh, I love his long blonde lockes .. please don't ever cut them off they are so adorable!

  11. Tara

    February 15th, 2012 at 3:23 pm

    so beautiful! So sweet!

    That is the most adorable thing ever that he told you you make him happy! melts my heart!

  12. {annie_loo}

    February 15th, 2012 at 3:25 pm

    You're going to have to start prefacing these posts…with KLEENEX or NO KLEENEX! This was a KLEENEX post!

    Beautiful post Casey! What a sweet visual of Aiden watching that video.

    You're lucky to have such a talented husband who can capture these moments for you and create them into something so beautiful.

    Thank you for your sweet heart!

  13. Brianna

    February 15th, 2012 at 3:31 pm

    Aww! He is just ever so handsome! I can't get enough of seeing his photos! This post just melt my heart to pieces! :))

  14. Heather B {dreaming big}

    February 15th, 2012 at 3:32 pm

    that photo is precious. what a sweet boy.

  15. Hannah Murray

    February 15th, 2012 at 3:46 pm

    Sweet sweet letter. I ought to write one to my Lulu and put it on my blog. Except that my blog is in English and I speak to her in Spanish. Hmmm.
    Hannah at

  16. Julie

    February 15th, 2012 at 3:52 pm

    He's going to cherish this letter one day. Fortunate boy.

  17. This Cookn' Mom

    February 15th, 2012 at 3:55 pm

    Ahh…I love this. So pure!

  18. Sarah Beauregard

    February 15th, 2012 at 3:56 pm

    Oh my gosh! I almost cried from the love. I love you guys so much! Can't wait to see you next week!

  19. StyleCrush

    February 15th, 2012 at 4:01 pm

    So I have tears in my eyes as I write this, but this is absolutely presh! I love your blog and look forward to reading it everyday! It is so touching and inspirational! I hope one day to be half the mom and wife you are!! You truly are inspiring!

  20. Natalie @ NS Pottery

    February 15th, 2012 at 4:03 pm

    Completely precious.

  21. Anonymous

    February 15th, 2012 at 4:41 pm

    Aww. Absolutely precious!

  22. Tarah

    February 15th, 2012 at 4:44 pm

    oh wow. this brought tears. sweet tears. what a beautiful soul he has.

  23. Anonymous

    February 15th, 2012 at 5:32 pm

    He looks so much older in the top picure! Looks sooo much like you <3

  24. Heather

    February 15th, 2012 at 5:57 pm

    beautiful, case, just beautiful!!! what a great photo. xo

  25. Jenni Austria Germany

    February 15th, 2012 at 6:02 pm

    this makes me want to cry!
    how sweet that he will have these to look back on one day. i love that.

  26. pakosta

    February 15th, 2012 at 6:24 pm

    gorgeous boy!
    beautiful post!

  27. Redheaded Daybook

    February 15th, 2012 at 6:40 pm

    oh my lord. his face is adorable!!!
    and such a sweet love letter <3

  28. Mr. Taylor and his Lady

    February 15th, 2012 at 7:01 pm

    oh my goodness, i can't believe aiden cried when he saw a video of you in slow motion. this just makes me even tear up. so adorable!!!
    xo TJ

  29. Tiffany

    February 15th, 2012 at 7:18 pm

    I love this post. I have an Ayden that reminds me a lot of your Aiden. He's got such emotion and heart. You can only hope that they will carry that with them their entire lives. You're obviously doing something right momma. Precious!

  30. Kassie

    February 15th, 2012 at 7:31 pm

    So so so sweet.

  31. Anna Vivian

    February 15th, 2012 at 8:04 pm

    Your letters to your children are so beautiful and inspiring!

  32. Kristin

    February 15th, 2012 at 8:40 pm

    He is such a sweet little boy! This makes me want my little boy to hurry up and and get bigger so he can say sweet things to me too. πŸ™‚

  33. Brandi

    February 15th, 2012 at 9:57 pm

    So so beautiful..I'm writing this comment with tears. Love the love that you have for your son and I think he is adorable and has such a sweet heart. Touching.

  34. Sandy a la Mode

    February 15th, 2012 at 10:08 pm

    omg this made me cry!! aiden is such a sweetie!!!!

  35. Ashley

    February 15th, 2012 at 11:06 pm

    This is quite possibly the most beautiful mother-son letter I've ever read. So God-inspired. πŸ™‚

  36. Jessica

    February 15th, 2012 at 11:20 pm

    That is so sweet!

  37. Sleeping Beauty

    February 15th, 2012 at 11:53 pm

    Amazing. I love the pure hearts of children. I love that you are willing to share something so precious with the world through your blog. I don't know you, Casey, but please know always that God is using you so much. Right now I have chill bumps and tears because I see the love of our Jesus in you and your family and that makes me want to jump and cry and clap my hands altogether. Your heart is so transparent and I adore that.

  38. Daisy

    February 16th, 2012 at 12:45 am

    Wow this was a very sweet post. Your son is beautiful!

  39. I am LOVD

    February 16th, 2012 at 1:16 am

    Aiden is just pure sugar. Such a sweet soul.

  40. Anonymous

    February 16th, 2012 at 4:31 am

    I love your mama's heart.

  41. ilene @ muchloveilly

    February 16th, 2012 at 4:54 am

    so precious, friend!

  42. Melissa M.

    February 16th, 2012 at 6:13 am

    Your boy is adorable, what a sweet soul to see his momma and have such strong emotions, that really touched my heart! What a special bond you two have. Such a blessing from God! Just think, how much your son loves you and how much you love him is just a glimpse of how much our father God loves us and cries with us, smiles with us, laughs with us! Awesome.

  43. patty

    February 16th, 2012 at 2:47 pm

    so . SO S*W*E*E*T…

  44. Anonymous

    February 16th, 2012 at 5:25 pm

    What an awesome awesome post!

  45. Simply Valorie

    February 16th, 2012 at 6:05 pm

    Your love for your son is so evident and previous. With a mother like you I'm sure he's going to grow up to be a great man.

  46. rach.

    February 16th, 2012 at 7:36 pm

    he is so cute!

    love rach.–

  47. Sarah-Anne

    February 17th, 2012 at 12:10 am


  48. Catherine

    February 17th, 2012 at 7:41 pm

    tears. seriously, so sweet. <3

  49. Heather :: AFD Jewelry ::

    February 20th, 2012 at 4:30 am

    Such a sweet letter. A mother's love for their children is amazing.

  50. Abby (Diligent Joy)

    February 24th, 2012 at 5:59 am

    I may have already commented on this. I read it the day you posted it but can't remember if I left a comment.

    Regardless, this is beautiful and I love it. You are such an inspiration and little Aiden is one lucky duck to have you as his mama.

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