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Letters to Jack: Almost 33 Months

My dearest boy, I get a feeling when I know it’s time to write you a letter. It’s part wonder, part pride, part recognition that time is moving forward and you continue to grow. The feeling struck me earlier this … Continue reading

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Letters to Jack: Month 28

My dear boy, I’m writing this letter on our last night at the cabin. Both you and your brother are in bed, but by no means asleep. Charlie is old enough to sleep in the loft, and I can hear … Continue reading

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Letters to Jack: Month 26

My sweet son, The wind is gusting, the clouds are gathering, and there’s a chill in the air (for SoCal, that’s a wintery 59 degrees). I am typing on the couch next to our Christmas tree with a purring cat … Continue reading

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Letters to Jack: Month 18

My boy, You are saying words! It began suddenly, maybe only a few weeks ago, but you can definitely say at least a dozen words now, and you’re constantly trying new ones. You point to everything, wanting to hear the … Continue reading

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Letters to Jack: Month 16 (and change)

Oh, my dear boy, This month a Grump Monster overtook my sweet, carefree little guy. The crying, the whining, the collapsing on the floor in utter anguish, the I-want-that-damn-thing-over-there-why-aren’t-you-getting-it-right-this-instant-woman grunting. I blame two things for this emerging personality: 1) You’re at a developmental stage of … Continue reading

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Letters to Jack: Month 14

Sweet boy, I never mind being up with you in the morning — just you and me in the living room, usually before dawn. You snuggle into my lap, rest your head on my shoulder, and stay there for long, perfect … Continue reading

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Letters to Jack: Month 4

My dear Jack, Tomorrow, on the day you turn four months old, we’ll be moving into our new house. You’ll have no memory of this place we’ve called home for the last six years – the home to which we … Continue reading

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