Love letters

I recently started setting aside one day a week to write letters with Charlotte.  Good old-fashioned letters.  To her two uncles and her aunt who live abroad, to her grandparents and great-grandparents who live too far away, to her aunt and →MORE...

Dear Charlotte, If I had to sum up this last month with you in one sentence, I would have to tell you how immensely proud of you I am. This past month was the first family holiday that you understood and →MORE...

Dear Charlotte, You’re twenty-eight months old now.  I had to look up your last letter to find out, exactly, because I’ve started referring to you as “almost two and a half” instead of by months. I still remember when you hit →MORE...

Nov 11, 2011
Dear Child, I’ve gone back and forth about writing a letter to you and this is what I’ve decided: adoption is like pregnancy.  We don’t know you yet, but every moment that we wait for you, that we search for you, →MORE...

Hey Sweetheart, The past two months with you have been golden, in large part because you have undergone an enormous intellectual growth spurt.  Your personality, your communication skills, your ability to reason through problems, your comprehension of the world around you, →MORE...