This is my sixth month of writing letters to Abby…
My wonderful friends and I are writing letters — letters to express our love, talk through our struggles, and create a memory for our daughters.
Please visit my friend, Mickie, next and read her March letter to her sweet daughter
You’ve recently decided that you need ‘break’ and time alone by yourself. I can completely understand these feelings and craving time to yourself, however, I didn’t think this would begin so soon… isn’t this something that teenagers need? Your ability to regulate, name, and pinpoint your feelings and then to modify them and recognize the need to slow down and rationally ‘tak a break’ is amazing to me. You are only five, but I catch glimpses of the girl you are becoming.
We had to go to the doctor last week and I kept the visit a secret until the final moment. You were initially so incredibly overtaken with panic. However, you began to think through everything with only limited guidance from me. You explained to both me, yourself, and your brother that, though you were scared, you also recognized the reason and need to for the doctor visit and continued to explain how important it is to go to the doctor when healthy to keep you from getting sicker. Amazing. Many adults can’t put these concepts together.
I love watching you unfold.
one of your string creations…
made using a shoelace and our barstool on a snowy day