Monthly Archives: August 2012

a prayer

Your Aunt Jates sent this to me, and I read it during my morning meditation. I’ve edited and added to make it my prayer for you, daughter. adapted from aholyexperience.com by Ann Voskamp Father who breathed into this daughter… I … Continue reading

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duck, duck…

You, Mr. Kindergartner, and I took some time yesterday after school to spend one-on-one, just you and me. I’ve been missing you since school started, not just all the hours you are away–7 hours a day/35 hours a week, but … Continue reading

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nadia comaneci!

You are already a skilled climber and acrobat, lil miss. Several weeks ago I was making dinner when your brother ran into the kitchen and announced: “Mom, Darwin is climbing on the tay…” Thump! Before Oliver could finish the sentence, … Continue reading

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practicalities

As retold via text from your loving Daddy: I was looking for the zoo on my phone to know which way to turn from Haywood, and I asked Oliver: “What’s the name of the zoo?” And he said: “I don’t … Continue reading

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caregiving

I wasn’t feeling so great this morning–effects of a detox on an overworked body, I’m guessing. You, sweet boy, worked very hard to help me feel better. You brought me water and foot warmers, and gave me a hug. As … Continue reading

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kindergarten conversation

Daddy was part of a fun kindergarten conversation at drop off this morning. It went exactly like this: ; Addison (far right in photo): Oliver, why is your hair standing up? Daddy: Because he’s a rockstar. Oliver: I’m not a … Continue reading

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