Family

October 3, 2016
my own little zuo yuezi

Last night at 8pm, I was laying on our bed, between the white sheets - nursing the baby. Tim had just said evening prayers and tucked in the three older girls. "Check on me in three minutes," they chirped down the hall to him. "I will," he answered. A few moments later, I heard the tnk-tnk […]

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September 17, 2016
Birth Story of Our Baby Boy

At 3:37am on a Thursday morning, I woke up with the chills. As my body was overtaken by gentle shaking and I lay on my side, I knew today would be the day. "We're going to have a baby today," I whispered to Tim across the bed as my contractions began in short order. He […]

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September 13, 2016
Dear K, 10 years old

Dear K, I wanted so desperately to make your double-digit birthday special. Ten, after all, is something special. As you put it, you have now lived an entire decade. Ten more of the same and you'll be twenty - in college or married or traveling the world. When I look back, I have no regrets […]

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June 22, 2016
Dear Tim, 36 years old

Dear Tim, When you slipped a ring on my finger fourteen and a half years ago, I had no hesitation. None. "'Til death due us part" seemed much too short even then. You have only gotten better with age - smarter, funnier, wiser, and more successful. A man of projects, you have the very unique […]

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June 22, 2016
Dear A, 4 years old

Dear A, Has there ever been a more obedient, cheerful, and delightful 3-year-old? I think you'd be hard-pressed to find one. In fact, I'm somewhat sad that age three is coming to an end because you infuse so much goodness and virtue into our home. One of your very best qualities is that you are forever grateful. […]

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June 22, 2016
Dear O, 7 years old

Dear O, Otherwise known as our poet. At age seven, you are a gem of a girl with a sparkling and winsome personality. Unafraid of stage lights, you glisten in the spotlight. As in previous years, you are adept at penning and performing beautiful poems with titles that would make even famous authors sit up in […]

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