Monday, September 10, 2012

To Luciya

Luciya's new kindergarten teacher, Miss Elizabeth, has asked all the parents to write a letter to their child, based on these guidelines.  Here goes.

Dear Luciya,

When you were two years old, you wanted me to roll down the car windows so you could lean over and shout, "Hello, World! I love you, World!" 

It makes me happy in my heart to see how much you love the world. Your big, beautiful heart is kind and strong, and I notice how easily you make friends and trust that everyone loves you. They do.

I am proud to be your mama. I love to watch you be such a good big sister to Mirabel. You are gentle, sweet, and patient with her, and she is growing up with such a wonderful example of a big sister. Thank you for teaching her so well how to be kind and strong. You will help her to do and be anything she wants to!

Luciya, I know that you enjoy every minute of life that you can, and I want you to know that I believe in you and your wishes and dreams. Right now you want to be an acrobat and a property manager and a Stroller Strides instructor and a famous singer and an artist. You can be anything you want to be, because you are good and smart and wonderful.

I am so thankful that you chose me to be your mama.  Your funny jokes, your chocolate brown eyes, your delightful vocabulary, your silliness, your warm hugs, our special kisses, are the most special parts of my day.

I will never forget the day we brought you home from the hospital on Maui. It was a whole new world. A world that we love. 

I love you, Luciya!


Thursday, September 6, 2012


"As the moon may adore you
and remain high moon,
The wind may crown your head with leaves
and keep blowing
So I'll stop and I'll watch you
For I love, I love...
And then, be on my way."
- Dar Williams