Dearest Seth & Isaac, My sweet boys. How can I express in twelve monthly letters all that is in my heart to say to you? In truth I can't, but I will surely try my best to scratch the surface.

You two have changed my life in more ways than I could ever express. You have taught me so much- about trust and love, joy and selflessness, life, and what really matters. And what matters most? Family. You two and your daddy are everything to me. I pray that this is something you already know, in the very cells of your beings: I love you so much. Unconditionally and deeply. Before I had you, I didn't even know that I could love this much- that is one of things I've learned from being your mom.

You have been brothers for ten months now, and it has been amazing to witness the bond forming between you. I know it one that will last your entire lives, and I pray that it remains strong and powerful through all of life's crazy twists and turns. May you always have each other's backs. May you forever be not only brothers, but best friends.

It fills my heart with so much joy to see this friendship forming. Each morning you light up when you see one another, and you can't wait to play together. One of my favorite things in this entire world is cuddling with you both. Even though this usually involves getting kicked in the stomach and having my hair pulled, there are always a few peaceful moments when you're both in my arms and everything in the world is perfect. No matter how old you get- even when you grow to be taller and stronger than me and even have babies of your own- there will always, always be a place for you in these arms.

All my love,

Mommy

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This is the first installment of a very special project that I was so kindly asked to be part of. Each month in 2013, a group of 20 amazing photographers from all over the country will photograph our children and write to them from our hearts, sharing it on our blog. I love that this will ensure that I'll photograph my boys intentionally each month, no matter how busy I am, and I'm hoping to create a book of the letters and images at the end of the year. Please follow the circle around to each wonderful blog. (You may want to have a box of tissues nearby!) Next up is Whitecourt, Alberta portrait photographer Melissa Weicker.

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