Letters to Our Sons | September 2012


I’ve been writing love letters to my kids for a while now. It began with a poem I wrote to my twin girls when they turned 1 year old. There is something very profound about writing letters to one’s children, even though it seems like such a simple activity. I know my children will cherish what I’ve written to them, but I’ve also gained so much by writing to them. Several months ago I embarked upon a project called “Letters to Our Daughters” with several other wonderful mothers and photographers. The response to that project has been very heartwarming and I’ve been so grateful to hear from kind people who have reached out to let me know how the letters have affected them in any small or big way.

Recently, several friends asked me to join them in a similar project called “Letters to Our Sons.” I’m honored to join them and share in the joy of letter writing with an even bigger group of friends. Our blogs are linked together in a circle, so after visiting one blog you can easily continue the circle by clicking on a link to the next blog, and so on. Next in our chain of letters and images is the amazing April Nienhuis. She is one of the most dedicated and loving mothers I know, and I am so honored to call her my friend.

  • September 10, 2012 - 10:10 am

    leah cook - what beautiful + important words, Amy. and wow, that image is just stunning! so excited to be a part of this with you.ReplyCancel

  • September 10, 2012 - 10:17 am

    katie - Your letters inspired to me to do the same with my own son. It makes you sit down and put into words everything you feel for your child at that moment.

    You’ve written another beautiful letter, Amy.ReplyCancel

  • September 10, 2012 - 11:02 am

    Margate, Brigantine, Ocean City, Cape May, Wildwood, Sea Isle City, Atlantic City, NJ Beach Portrait Wedding Photography | Courtney Keim Photography • Letters to our Sons // September - […] some of the most amazing women I have grown to know, respect + love. Starting with fellow CMmentor, Amy Lucy Lockheart | Minneapolis Photographer … every time i visit her site, i am amazed at how fabulous she is. head on over there to see. […]ReplyCancel

  • September 10, 2012 - 11:19 am

    Ashley Spaulding - Your letters never cease to amaze me, Amy. I sit completely captivated as I read them. Your kids are blessed to have you as a mommy for so many reasons, and having these amazing tributes to look back on some day is just one of them.ReplyCancel

  • September 10, 2012 - 11:26 am

    Jes Gwozdz - Such beautiful strong words!ReplyCancel

  • September 10, 2012 - 12:14 pm

    Kirsty - Really Amy, you have the most amazing way with words – he is so lucky to have a Mummy who can help him to stay strong with these wordsReplyCancel

  • September 10, 2012 - 12:28 pm

    Anne - You should make a book with all these. You have so much talent in everything you do, Amy.ReplyCancel

  • September 10, 2012 - 12:30 pm

    Jessica Vaughn - So beautifully written!ReplyCancel

  • September 10, 2012 - 1:48 pm

    Amii - Okay, this letter pulled at my heart strings something fierce! You have a magical way with words and your image of your strong boy is absolutely breathtaking. Thank you for sharing this, Amy!ReplyCancel

  • September 10, 2012 - 4:18 pm

    Julia - Amazing letter, Amy!! I am going to be reading this to my kids tonight, what a wonderful testament to the true meanings of strength. I love this image of him too, absolutely beautiful.ReplyCancel

  • September 10, 2012 - 9:38 pm

    Celeste - Your letters to your children and always so eloquent and beautiful. I always love reading them. What an important message to share with your son!ReplyCancel

  • September 10, 2012 - 11:29 pm

    Megan Cieloha - Simply beautiful, Amy.ReplyCancel

  • September 10, 2012 - 11:50 pm

    April Nienhuis - Amy, your words are so beautiful and touching and your boy sounds amazing! You can tell that he has an incredible mother <3 You are such an inspiration and I am thrilled to be included in this project with you my friend!ReplyCancel

  • September 11, 2012 - 12:09 am

    Bre Thurston - I’ve read your letter about 3 times. What a beautiful way to write about strength. I’m fairly certain that if every mother taught strength the way you must, this world would be a better place. And that photo? Amazing. What a beautiful, beautiful boy.ReplyCancel

  • September 11, 2012 - 4:21 pm

    Lacey - Yet again, you have me in tears! I feel like I should read this description to my boys because you explain what true ‘strength’ really is!ReplyCancel

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