Sunday, April 14, 2013

dear tessa:six months ago

Dear Tessa,

Thank you for reminding me about everything that is right with the world. Thank you for teaching me that growth and progress happens slowly over time and step by step. Thank you for listening to me sing "The Itsy Bitsy Spider" over and over again because I can't figure out any other way to make you happy. Thank you for recognizing my face, even though we only see each other once a week. Thank you for the joy you have brought back into our family. Thank you for six months of anticipation, of love, and of healing that happens only through (re)birth, leading to the reconciliation and the forgiveness of nature's trespasses against us.  You have given us a new hope in life, more than just a reminder, but a purpose.

And most of all, thank you for being so darn cute and letting me nibble on your cheeks.

Love always,


  1. There's nothing quite like a tia cheek nibble! I will be a tia for the 5th time in the next week or so! God bless my little bro and his wife for having cute babies every couple of years. Just when you think the big cheek phase is over, another chunky monkey comes along for me to squeeze! :)