Happy 21

Dear Granddaughter, The Facebook posts and emails are flying. It is a celebration of you. Our son can’t believe he is the father of a 21-year-old. Your mother is remembering driving you home from the birthing center. It all reminds me of being there and helping you arrive. Such joy! I have the same joy […]

…on the Birth of a Child

Dear Child of Mine, Since before your first breath you have been cherished. You were born into love. What a miracle you are. The grip of your tiny fingers fills me with joy that now rests in my heart.  I can scarcely keep my eyes from you. When you sleep I gaze at you with […]

My Perfect Gift

To Each and Every Perfect Grandchild  (You know who you are!): Having you with me was the best present I could ever have given myself.  But my greatest gift came from you. Our time together was priceless and you made it happen by allowing me into your lives. I can’t describe in words the subtle […]

…on Losing My Relationship with My Daughter

NOTE.  This is one of a series of requested letters that will be posted under “Form Letters” for those of you who would like an idea or a template for a letter of your own.) Dear Daughter. Please tell me what I have done.  You say there is nothing and I know it isn’t true. […]

…on Graduating

Dear Child of My Heart You are moving on. I see it in your eyes and hear it in your voice when you talk of the your school, your classmates, your teachers… That is your past.  You are looking to your future. You are a bit hesitant.  There is teensy bit of sadness at the […]

…on Being Your Mother (on Mother’s Day)

NOTE.  This is one of a series of requested letters that will be posted under “Form Letters” for those of you who would like an idea or a template for a letter of your own.  An additional letter child to a mother is filed under that category. Dear Child of Mine, Life changed in the […]

Thinking of Family

When I saw this on Facebook, I got the evangelistic urge to spread it far and wide.  Love Makes a Family (Bypass the signup if you like, but I’d love for you to get the spirit!) xxoo

…on Disagreeing with a Grown Child

(NOTE:  This is a re-post due to popular demand. This is one of a series of requested letters that will be posted under “Form Letters” for those of you who would like an idea or a template for a letter of your own. ) Dear Son/Daughter: This is a strange subject for us, isn’t it.  […]

Loving…no matter what…

I sometimes bring this letter forward from my archives because there seem to be a lot of people searching for letters to write to their own children.  Originally post December 3, 2011. Dear Children, I am think of unconditional love today.  Of what it really means. I love you.  Without qualifying conditions. You needn’t earn […]

A Mother’s Wish

I am my co-dependent self today.  Maybe I should go to a meeting and right myself. Because my children are gathering home I am a bundle of undeserved nerves.  What am I worrying about?  Why should I worry about it?  What will my worry solve. Okay, I know all that. But it’s been many years […]

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