Category: rites of passage

  • 22.

    My eldest turns 22 years old today. I made her this card: I distinctly remember writing her this blog post when she turned 12. In the blog post, I write the following: I have seen her struggle – struggle with employing tact vs honesty, struggle with her need for independence vs her need to feel […]

  • love note no. 22: dear second born.

    Dear Second Born, You turned fourteen yesterday.  I read this birthday post and birthday post and and marvel at the young woman I see today. You are beginning another seven year cycle of life. 14-21 years of age marks a time when thinking blossoms.  You are leaving the stage of learning through only feeling and are ready to meet the world […]