letters to my kids

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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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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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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