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March 18, 2018
Dear O, 9 years old

Dear O, Sometimes I wonder what you will be doing in ten, fifteen, twenty years. Mostly because you are such a remarkable child. Peculiar maybe too. For example, you constructed a very impressive looking robot out of cardboard and tin foil. You've named him Anji and you have all sorts of grand plans for programming […]

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September 12, 2017
Dear K, 11 years old

Dear K, What you did on your birthday says something about you. We hiked eight miles out-and-back to Seven Falls at Sabino Canyon. You and a friend chatted during the walk - about school, volleyball, and career aspirations. "Let's both be doctors in the same field and work in the same office," you said to […]

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August 28, 2017
Dear H, 1 Years Old

Dear H, Things you have loved since birth: light, music, and nature. When you were an itty bitty, you always turned your head toward the window, toward the sunlight that escaped from the skylight and the warm glow of the lamps in the library. You were and are drawn to the bright and the radiant. […]

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June 24, 2017
Happy 37, Tim

If ever I need to find you, I open the back door and call your name. You were made for the wild. If we moved to farm country and you were tasked with tilling the ground, tending the animals, and building our own log cabin, you'd be more than able to do it. You would […]

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April 26, 2017
Dear A, 5 years old

Dear A, If I had to choose a fruit of the spirit that describes you most accurately, it would be: goodness. You practice goodness. You strive for goodness. You are a kind, gentle, and selfless soul. Going along with that, you are a peacemaker - refusing to take sides during arguments, bringing people together. Both […]

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April 8, 2017
Dear O, 8 Years Old

At approximately 6:45am, you bounced into our room. Fully dressed in jeans and a plaid shirt, you pronounced, "We're going horseback riding!" You've been our horse girl for years now so it seemed a very fitting way to celebrate. Tim drove you to a coffeeshop, where you sipped on dark coffee as a special treat, and then […]

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