Dear Husband, When I forget to see you…
Dear Husband, Sometimes everything feels chaotic and fast, like a whirlwind we can’t stop. Time is flying by and I forget to really see you. When I stop and I notice, I see the etching of life, the processes that have made you older, stronger, and wiser. You are the same as when we married, […]
8 Things I Want my Daughter to Know
Dear Daughter, Look into my eyes and let me tell you, there are no limits. When I was young, I felt small in a large world. I was desperate to belong, so I tried to fit in. I tried to reduce myself to a puzzle piece in a giant picture. I tried to have straight edges […]
Dear Kids, When I fail…
Dear kids, Sometimes I wake up in the morning and I see that you’ve grown over night. Your face is more defined, your eyes look older. A part of me is excited and in awe; I know you have so much ahead of you. Another part is scared because time is racing and I can’t slow […]
To My Daughter Starting Kindergarten
Yesterday we took Oaklee to her first day of Kindergarten. I had been thinking for weeks about that day. I had been thinking about her zest for life, her joy, and her silliness. I had been thinking about her incredibly pure and kind heart. She is such a treasure, as all kids are.