Posts with Label: Family Traditions

Truths About Eleven

Truths About Eleven

You know what I love about you, my Gabey-baby? Everything. You’re happy, thoughtful, responsible, loving, funny, helpful, interesting, curious, earnest, silly, kind, and caring.  You are all those things, and that is the truth. Lest I be accused of bias, though, and in order to demonstrate that I am not oblivious to your faults, I’ll […]

She’s Thirteen

She's Thirteen

No other moment in my life has been as significant, as life-altering, as all-encompassing than the moment of your birth.  You came into this world and simultaneously the old me left it; with your entrance into this life, I became a mother.  Nothing, not one other thing, has so defined me.  For the last thirteen […]

Rainy Nights and Family Games

Rainy Nights and Family Games

We’re only a month into summer break here, although it seems like it’s been much longer.  That’s the sign of a good summer vacation, though, right? When it lasts forever and you can barely remember the last day of school anymore, you’re doing it right. We’ve been busy and not busy, here and there, and […]

Nine Years Old

Nine Years Old

Whenever I sit down to write my birthday posts to you, I always go back and read the last few years’ posts to see what I said and what I think has changed.  What strikes me when I read the words I wrote about you at six, seven, and eight is how little has changed […]

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