Running to Stand Still Just another day in the life….

June 22, 2007

Irelynd Klaire

Filed under: Uncategorized — Kari @ 10:26 pm
My sweet little girl. Sorry I haven’t been as patient recently as I probably should be. I know things have changed so much for you, and you have handled this transition so well. Right now baby Haidyn is so little, and she requires a lot of mommy’s time and attention. I wish I could hold you longer when you say “hold her,” and I wish I could “put baby down” when you ask me to play “stickers” with you. I wish, when you ask me to sing “sunshine,” I could sing it to you a million times. You have been the center of my world for the last two years, and I pray you do not feel that now I am neglecting you. Please know that I love you so much, and pretty soon things will start to seem normal again. You are a constant source of joy to me, and your smile melts my heart even on my darkest day. You are a wonderful big sister, and Haidyn is so fortunate to have you to teach her everything you know. I know you will read this one day and not remember these long and tiring days….but I will always remember and cherish these days.
I love you so much, sweet little girl!


  1. Oh Kari,what a beautiful sentiment. I remember feeling the same way about Matthew when Nathan arrived; so much conflict wrapped with so much joy.
    Matt and Nate are best friends and it fills my heart with joy to see how their relationship has matured and to know they have each other to rely on. Nate’s summer job has been interning at Lee’s company and working along side Matt and Lee … of course, Lee thinks he has died and gone to heaven :)

    Comment by julie — June 23, 2007 @ 12:32 pm

  2. very sweet, kari. and beautiful pictures too.
    she’ll thank you over and over in the future for giving her a sister.

    Comment by jody — June 23, 2007 @ 1:44 pm

  3. Okay, so I go from crying on Jody’s blog with the Opra singer, and then I click on your blog, and am totally crying…..thanks!! :) How sweet, and what a wonderful mom you are!! Your family is blessed

    Comment by Donna — June 23, 2007 @ 1:56 pm

  4. I was trying to think back when Wes was four and Grant was born. I was so consumed with Grant and all that went along with him that I do think that Wes was left out of things alot over the first few years. Until he was old enough to play sports and so on. Then it was Grant who was left out of the spot light. Even with just two I found it hard to balance everything and everyone. the year Gary was sick and passed, some days I dont even remember how they both got to school! I think you are doing a great job and Irelynd will understand someday and love Haidyn tons.

    Comment by Deborah — June 24, 2007 @ 6:59 pm

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