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A Birthday Letter for Abigail

My Dearest Abigail, We’ve shared many firsts, you and I. Your diaper was the first one I ever changed, in a hospital room, unsure of myself. You’re the first child I ever sang to sleep, holding you in my arms so small and fresh and strange. You are the first, best thing I ever did. […]

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Music Monday – For Abigail, Because It Already Is

Today is my first daughters birthday. Her letter has been writing itself in my heart these last four years, and I’ll post it soon, but it’s Music Monday. I sang this song to Abigail every time I put her to bed, from infancy until she was two and started asking for different songs. I still […]

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Music Monday – Simon and Garfunkel, For Mom

My mom missed the boat by two days. She was almost a leapday baby. She could be a teenager right now. Tough! Okay, two days and one year. But still, mom, what kind of example is that? You couldn’t have just gestated a little longer? No wonder I suck at being patient. Today is her […]

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