>One of the reasons why I started this blog was to create a journal that my two daughters (now ages nine and six respectively) can read years from now – so that they can have a better, first-hand perspective of who their parents actually were and what we were “about.”
Since both my parents have passed away, I now crave that type of insight into their lives which I don’t have. However, that’s what I want for my girls.
Going forward I plan to write a short note to each of them here on the blog for each major milestone they achieve – maybe I’ll compile all of those “letters” and turn them into a book that I’ll give them when they graduate high school, college or get married?
We just tucked you in for the night – the last day of 2010. I’ve been meaning to write this to you for several weeks, but your actual birthday in October was so crazy busy with visitors (e.g. Nana and Papa) as well as other activities I decided to postpone it for an equally significant milestone – New Year’s Eve seemed appropriate.
But the day you leave us for college or to start your own family, I’m sure I’ll feel similar to the way you felt the first day we dropped you off at Pinnacle Lutheran preschool when you were three years old. It was a typical separation anxiety scenario but you were so brave. You didn’t shed a tear because you trusted our word that we’d be back for you in a few hours – and we were.
All My Love,