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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February 11, 2017
the fourth baby

Right this very second, I am watching Tim make our baby laugh on the couch. Our fourth baby is the happiest, calmest, most content baby you've ever seen. I always tell people he only cries when he wants to eat, but even that's not entirely true. He usually just opens his mouth extra wide and looks […]

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January 7, 2017
Fifteen and Forever

Besides when I roll out of bed in the morning and stretch my aching back, I mostly feel like a twenty-two-year-old. I am surprised when I catch a glimpse of my face in the mirror and see creases around my eyes and cheeks. Wasn't it just yesterday that Tim picked the seat next to mine in Algebra? I still […]

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