Monday, March 13, 2006
Kelsey's Sweet 16th
This weekend we celebrated Kelsey's 16th year of life. She really felt special. The company, the decorations, the gifts, the food were all her favorites.
After the festivities, she and I sat down and read through letters I had written to her on her birthdays (birth to age 5). These letters were a record of things that I knew she would not remember herself: her interests, friends, milestones of the year and mostly our delight in her as our daughter. Reading those letters to her was a wonderful experience for both of us. She said the letters sounded "just like you, Mom". She had a chance to see how cherished she was right from the start. I had a chance to remember all those baby days with her. I am going to start up the practice for her again. The 16th year letter may be very important to her when she is older.
Kelsey, we celebrate your life!! Happy Birthday dear Daughter!!