Thursday, February 11, 2016

Dear Iver

photo credit: k. Kelly photography

Dear Iver, 
Right now you are the sweetest, funniest, feisty, and loving two year old! 
As a parent I spend an unreal  amount of time worrying about the ways that we're raising you and wondering if we're doing it right.  Society always judges parents and wants to make them think they are doing things wrong. Your mom and I haven't cared what people think for a long time but becoming a parent seemed to change that for me. 
Living tiny was a decision that we made for our family pretty quickly amongst a lot of heartache. While I hope you don't remember the sadness and pain that swept through our family like a tornado, I do  hope that  you remember the love that was there for you during that time.
beach trip the summer after the girls passed

 I don't think you'll recall the playroom that  was narrowed down to two boxes of toys, but I hope you'll remember the special reasons we kept the things we did. 

view from the master loft

 I don't think you'll have any memory of the room we so lovingly created and decorated for you before you were born, but I hope you'll remember the snuggle sessions you had with your mamas in the tiny house. 
first time in the tiny house bed

As you continue to grow up in our tiny house, I am aware that the space you have will become smaller and smaller to you as you become a young adult. We plan to give you your space when and how you need it. 
We will figure out a way to  adjust our living so that everyone in our family is content. 
park days with friends

You don't know it now but the days that I spend with you are only possible because we live tiny! Spending these young years with you and hopefully your younger sibling is possible because we have less space and less bills to worry about. I am so lucky to be able to spend this time with you. 
Right now I know this is the best decision we could have ever made for our family. Losing your sisters was something that shocked me to the core. Moving into our tiny house has given our family a place to start healing and a fresh start. 
days with mama

I hope when you're old enough to understand why we chose to live tiny,  that you will agree that we made the best decision. 


  1. I really love this, all of the reasons behind this shift in your lives.