Category Archives: Dear Marshall

A Birthday Celebration

Dear Children, Livia had a birthday this month. She is now six years old! It’s hard to believe, because I can still remember her as a baby. Baby Livia would tackle every obstacle head-on, wearing a big smile, and with … Continue reading

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Five Years

Dear Kids, I recently wrote about Christmas 2016. I also reposted about Christmas 2011. This got me to thinking about how much you’ve changed over the past five years. Marshall didn’t talk much when he was a toddler. He used … Continue reading

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Christmas 2016

Dear Kids, It was a tough Christmas season. The election of Donald Trump threw a pall over the whole year’s end, and it seemed like everyone was grumpy. Good cheer was so lacking that I nearly cried from happiness one … Continue reading

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Computers, the Past, and the Future

Dear Kids, I think I spend too much time on the computer. I think you think that, too. You will probably have memories of me ignoring you in favor of my computer, just as I have memories of my mother … Continue reading

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Here Comes Christmas

Dear Kids, Christmas always sneaks up on me. No matter how much Christmas prep I think I’ve done before and right after Thanksgiving, it’s never enough. Come December, every day brings new tasks that must be done or else the … Continue reading

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At Least You Asked

Dear Children, Sometimes you can be very acquisitive children. Livia, for example, has asked me a couple of times if she can have the house when I die. Over my dead body! Ha-ha. But seriously, you want a lot of … Continue reading

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Marshall in 2016

Dear Marshall, We celebrated your seventh birthday in 2016. It’s hard to believe that you’ve been with us for seven lucky years! I can still see in my mind’s eye the infant who used to roll around on my bed … Continue reading

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Marshall Says the Title Is “Enter Title Here”

Dear Kids, Here are a few stories about you. One day Livia came dancing into my office singing one of her favorite Taylor Swift songs. She sang, “Shake it on, Shake it on!” I said, “Sweetie, I think it’s supposed … Continue reading

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First Tooth and Other Stories

Dear Kids, Here are some stories about you. Livia lost her first tooth on 3/24. It had been loose for quite a while, and she had babied it. But that evening, she came downstairs to show it to me, and … Continue reading

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The Ghost Vanisher

Dear Kids, One day Marshall came home from school and announced, “Mom, one of the kids on the bus told me that ghosts are real. He knows because he saw one!” The last thing I needed was for Marshall to … Continue reading

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