Sunday, June 06, 2010

letter to trinity: 59 months

Dear Trinity,

Its funny how time gets away from us. How when we're in the moment, things can seem so monumental, and you can feel so certain that the details of any experiences will stay with you for all time. And then when the time comes to reflect on past moments, you can feel the emotional weight of certain moments but draw a complete blank on the details you were certain that you would hold onto forever.

That's my long-winded way of saying I can't currently remember one thing I wanted to write about this month. I spend nowhere near the time with you that your Mom does, but I always want to think that everything that you say or do that impresses, offends, or otherwise engages me must be so much more meaningful for the fact that I don't get those moments as often. But all this really does is show that I should keep a journal or something to keep those moments handy.

What's new this month? Well, the nice weather showed up, and we've been trying to enjoy it for as long as it lasts. You've been spending plenty of time playing at the lake, and we've made a few family forays to the public beach now that we don't have to get out fill at the local pool.

You seem to have more than your usual share of bruises and bumps lately, primarily on your shins, and we think you're heading into a growth spurt, with all the normal balance issues that come into play as your body catches up with the height and limb length changes.

You and I have been practicing soccer a lot in the yard, something that you've just sort of decided you are really into. We tried to get you signed up for the soccer season here, but it turns out there are a lot more interested kids than spaces, so we missed out there. We'll try again next year. For me, playing one on one with you in the yard is way more fun anyways.

You continue to amaze me with your development. Your empathy is on my mind tonight, because of something that happened earlier. Your Grandma fell and broke her arm, rather badly today, and you haven't yet had the chance to see her to talk to her about it. We danced around it a bit when telling you about it, but your need to understand exactly what we were talking about convinced us to just give it to you straight. You weren't upset for her, but you immediately responded by wanting to see her and see if she was ok. And when we convinced you that wasn't a good idea, you came up with the idea of bringing her ice cream 'because that always makes me feel better!' and to make her a feel better card. You're just awesome that way.

This is the last month I will right a letter to a four year old, and this year feels like it is made of more milestone than the last few previous have. I will have a 5 year old daughter in a few weeks, and that just feels hard to get ahold of. The last five years have gone by so quickly, but have been so fulfilling, and so much more enriched by having you in my life. I hope that someday you can look back at your early life and feel similarly, but you might have to wait for the old cliche of having your own kids before that has the same emotional context that I have. I do find myself thinking of my own childhood more lately, now that I can see your childhood reflected back at me from your eyes. And every time I hear you lament that you wish you a grown up, I tell you that I would be happy to switch places with you. And that's not parental doublespeak: I mean it.

I can't wait to celebrate your birthday with you soon sweetheart, and I hope that we get to make the most of having lots of time together this summer, your last before you really do have to start school.

I love you,



张栋 said...

new york knicks,
new york knicks jersey,
canada goose jackets,
indianapolis colts jerseys,
ferragamo outlet,
basketball shoes,basketball sneakers,lebron james shoes,sports shoes,kobe bryant shoes,kobe sneakers,nike basketball shoes,running shoes,mens sport shoes,nike shoes
michael kors wallet sale,
lululemon outlet,
ray-ban sunglasses,
abercrombie fitch,
cheap soccer jerseys,
camisetas futbol baratas,
toms outlet store,
colts jerseys,
nike air huarache,
coach outlet,
nike trainers,
longchamp handbags,
cheap snapbacks,
chanel outlet store,
pandora outlet,
cheap nfl jersey,
true religion outlet,
moncler jackets,
michael kors factory outlet,
puma outlet,

ninest123 said...

ninest123 16.01
ray ban sunglasses, replica watches, cheap oakley sunglasses, tiffany jewelry, oakley sunglasses, louis vuitton, nike air max, longchamp outlet, ray ban sunglasses, ugg boots, tory burch outlet, oakley sunglasses, prada handbags, burberry, burberry outlet online, ray ban sunglasses, ugg boots, michael kors outlet, louboutin shoes, longchamp, michael kors outlet, louboutin, polo ralph lauren outlet, louboutin outlet, louis vuitton outlet, ugg boots, michael kors outlet, ugg boots, gucci outlet, polo ralph lauren outlet, christian louboutin outlet, oakley sunglasses, michael kors outlet, jordan shoes, michael kors outlet, replica watches, louis vuitton, uggs on sale, oakley sunglasses, nike air max, michael kors, louis vuitton, tiffany and co, louis vuitton outlet, longchamp outlet, chanel handbags, nike free, nike outlet, prada outlet

ninest123 said...

hollister pas cher, sac guess, hermes, nike roshe, air max, tn pas cher, air force, nike blazer, ray ban uk, true religion jeans, nike trainers, lacoste pas cher, longchamp pas cher, michael kors, abercrombie and fitch, true religion jeans, nike air max, new balance pas cher, mulberry, true religion outlet, timberland, nike free, nike roshe run, sac longchamp, ray ban pas cher, nike huarache, ralph lauren pas cher, hollister, vans pas cher, louboutin pas cher, replica handbags, ralph lauren uk, burberry, nike air max, michael kors, longchamp, michael kors, true religion jeans, north face, converse pas cher, oakley pas cher, coach outlet, nike free run uk, michael kors, hogan, nike air max, lululemon, coach purses, north face, vanessa bruno, air jordan pas cher

ninest123 said...

iphone 6s cases, reebok shoes, nike roshe, p90x workout, iphone 6 cases, hollister, chi flat iron, beats by dre, nfl jerseys, asics running shoes, iphone 5s cases, timberland boots, baseball bats, iphone 6 plus cases, north face outlet, ipad cases, soccer shoes, jimmy choo shoes, herve leger, gucci, ghd, vans, babyliss, birkin bag, hollister, s5 cases, ray ban, vans shoes, instyler, iphone 6s plus cases, wedding dresses, mcm handbags, abercrombie and fitch, ferragamo shoes, valentino shoes, lululemon, bottega veneta, mac cosmetics, north face outlet, nike air max, oakley, converse, soccer jerseys, mont blanc, celine handbags, louboutin, ralph lauren, giuseppe zanotti, insanity workout, new balance, iphone cases, nike air max

ninest123 said...

links of london, sac louis vuitton pas cher, barbour, louis vuitton, doke gabbana outlet, montre pas cher, thomas sabo, swarovski crystal, ugg pas cher, moncler, louis vuitton, canada goose uk, doudoune canada goose, louis vuitton, toms shoes, pandora charms, moncler, pandora charms, barbour jackets, juicy couture outlet, ugg boots uk, canada goose, converse outlet, marc jacobs, bottes ugg, hollister, moncler, canada goose, karen millen, canada goose, moncler, swarovski, louis vuitton, moncler, canada goose, pandora jewelry, canada goose outlet, moncler, replica watches, pandora jewelry, ugg,uggs,uggs canada, ugg,ugg australia,ugg italia, wedding dresses, moncler, coach outlet, supra shoes, moncler outlet, juicy couture outlet, lancel, canada goose outlet
ninest123 16.01

chenlina said...

nike air jordan
michael kors outlet
nike air max
rolex submariner
coach outlet store online
kd 8 shoes
michael kors canada
louis vuitton handbags
adidas superstars
michael kors outlet online
louis vuitton outlet
kate spade outlet
gucci outlet
adidas outlet
cheap oakley sunglasses
celine handbags
michael kors outlet
jordans for sale
ray ban sunglasses
louis vuitton outlet
oakley outlet
tod's shoes
toms outlet
tory burch handbags
coach outlet store online clearances
kids lebron shoes
gucci belts
christian louboutin outlet
louis vuitton outlet
michael kors outlet
michael kors outlet
tory burch outlet
hollister outlet
louis vuitton handbags
cheap jordan shoes
basketball shoes
toms shoes outlet online
michael kors handbags
beats solo
cheap jordan shoes
as said...

true religion sale
michael kors outlet
cartier watches
nike factory outlet
louis vuitton outlet
coach factory outlet
nike outlet
gucci belts
true religion
tod's shoes
oakley vault
tods outlet online
hollister clothing
air jordan pas cher
vans shoes sale
cheap jordan shoes
michael kors
michael kors purses
cheap oakley sunglasses
adidas originals
michael kors outlet
michael kors handbags
michael kors outlet
rolex watches
cheap jordan shoes
celine outlet
louis vuitton handbags
polo ralph lauren outlet
christian louboutin sale

柯飞敏 said...

cheap jordan shoes
air jordan release dates
true religion jeans
chrome hearts clothing
coach outlet
coach outlet store
cheap jordans
moncler outlet
cheap football shirts
air jordan shoes

柯飞敏 said...

chrome hearts clothing
air jordan shoes
oakley sunglasses wholesale
oakley sunglasses wholesale
michael kors outlet clearance
canada goose uk
jerseys from china
kevin durant jerseys
michael kors outlet
canada goose

haiyan wu said...

zx flux
lacoste outlet
adidas tubular
nike basketball shoes
salvatore ferragamo belt
irving shoes
air max 2018
cheap nfl jerseys china
jordan 11

jan said...

نقل عفش من الرياض الى مصر نقل عفش من الرياض الى مصر
نقل عفش بالدمام نقل عفش بالدمام
نقل عفش بالاحساء نقل عفش بالاحساء
نقل عفش داخل مكة نقل عفش داخل مكة