Dear Joshua

Dear Joshua, 
You sure are cute. I just can’t get over how cute you are! What did I do to deserve such a handsome little man? 
I love the noises you make, even when they keep me up at night. 
I love the wiggles you do, even when it’s hard to keep a hold of you.
I love the smiles you give, even if they actually come from gas. 🙂 
I love the feel of you in my arms, even when I’m sweaty and hot from holding you all night.
I love when you look up at my while nursing, even though nursing gets kinda old, really fast. 
I love how you suck so crazy hard on your nuk, even though you cry every time you drop it. 
I love how little you look in Erik’s arms, I love how loud you burp, I love watching you squirm and turn red–even though I know you’re making a big mess for me to clean up. 
I love bathing you and watching you calm down under my touch. 
I love your newborn little cry, even though it’s getting louder and more demanding every day. 
Dear Joshua, I have prayed for you, and cried for you, and yelled in hope for you … and here you are. Turning my life upside down. Making me question my sanity for choosing to be a mom …

And confirming for me the glorious miracle that is motherhood. I love you little man, and can’t wait to watch you grow.

About kristinlindeen

I am Kristin. I am Erik's wife. I am Joshua, Rebecca, and Andrew's mom. I am known nationally as the "QBQ! Daughter" and keynote on Personal Accountability and the QBQ. I am certified in Myers Briggs and am passionate about helping people understand themselves and others better. I am John and Karen's daughter. I am sister to many, mentor to some, friend to others. Most defining, I am Christ's daughter, adopted by God--rescued and saved by grace. And almost every single day, I need to be reminded of that truth. Come say "hi" at and of course, browse the blog! I'd love to hear from you, so comment away!
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5 Responses to Dear Joshua

  1. I love this and echo everyone's previous comments. I also continue to be blown away by your photography! Great photo.

  2. Emily says:

    So, so sweet. He really is so stinking adorable!

  3. Karen says:

    Love this post Kristin. Love how you love your baby boy. Love watching you be a mom. I love you!

  4. This made me CRY! I love how being a mom we naturally all feel this way! As I was reading your post, I could have written those exact words for each one of my babies… Loved reading this!

  5. Grammie says:

    So very happy for you, Kristin, as you are discovering the miracle of being a Mom! This is the beginning of a life of LOVE for this little son of yours. It never, ever stops…no matter how big or far away they are! Love you!

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