Thank you for holding my head up when I fall asleep in my car seat.
Thank you for loving me through 5 months of solid crying.
Thank you for talking baby-talk. 
Thank you for reading me story books, even when they have LOTS of words.
Thank you for being strong when things feel hard.
Thank you for pushing me on the swing.
Thank you for sharing what was solely yours for ten whole years.
Thank you for sitting, and waiting, and traveling to my appointments.
Thank you for always, from day one, holding my hands in yours.

Thank you for sharing your blankets.
Thank you for letting me drool all over you.
Thank you for sleeping on hard, hospital pull-out beds.
Thank you for never getting upset with me.
Thank you for telling me that I am the most beautiful baby in the whole world…and meaning it.
Thank you for holding me when our Mama has to pee.
Thank you for kissing my toes and making me laugh.
Thank you for your tender heart.
Thank you for your honest fears.
Thank you for making me squash and sweet potatoes.

Thank you for being quiet while I am sleeping. 
Thank you for sacrificing so much.
Thank you for pushing my stroller.
Thank you for being my brother, my friend, and my bodyguard.
Thank you for helping our Mama ALL THE TIME.
Thank you for carrying my diapers to the wash.
Thank you for letting me have your old, old, very old clothes.
Thank you for paving the way.
Thank you for protecting me.
Thank you for your honest love.

ImageLove, Sisser (Poppy)

6 responses to “Dear Kieran,”

  1. Patricia Richey Avatar
    Patricia Richey

    LOVE THIS! Kieran, you are an amazing brother & son! You already know this Noelle, but you are a truly blessed mama. ❤


  2. Andrea Avatar

    If all could be like you the world would be a much happier place Kieran, bless you


  3. Kathie Avatar

    God knew what He was doing when He paired such a beautiful match. Kieran, you are amazing beyond words and strong like your Mama. We love you so much and are so thankful for the blessing you have been in our lives since day one. Nana


  4. Karen Kraemer Avatar
    Karen Kraemer

    Beautiful – thank you for sharing words and photos – Beautiful family.


  5. Brooklyn Myers Avatar
    Brooklyn Myers

    Kieran your are simply amazing!! God has blessed you with a special gift of unconditional love and dedication to your family. You are turning into an amazing young man. Poppy loves you so very much and with every smile, laugh, tear and cry she is letting you know how thankful she is for a brother so caring and nurturing. She simply adores you. The picture in the swing is priceless. Thank you for being so strong at such a young age. There are no trials and tribulation that LOVE cannot see you through. Love you so very much Papa Rog and Nana Brooke.


  6. Julie Alonso Avatar
    Julie Alonso

    This is the most beautiful thing I have ever read in my life.


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