This Blog is a Love Letter

Happy Father's Day!

Happy Father’s Day!

In the past, I’ve worried about the publicness of writing about illness. This concern with publicness is a common theme in a lot of blogs written by moms of young children. Will my child grow up and be embarrassed by such a public account of their early lives? I certainly hope not. Some people think of a blog as a very public diary, a way to share their daily experiences with their family, friends and perhaps a wider circle, as a way to make people follow along on their adventures, to commiserate when they are having a hard time. It’s for getting support and making new connections.

This blog is about those things too, but I don’t really see this blog as a diary; I see it as a love letter.

It’s a love letter for my family and friends and for life in general. And really it is for Mitchell, who makes me happy even in the saddest, scariest times. And it is for Nate, because everything is.

I hope everyone had a Happy Father’s Day! And I’m sending a special batch of love to my dad, my dad-in-law and Mitchell.


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3 Responses to This Blog is a Love Letter

  1. jb says:

    Yay Mitch! And Nate! And Naomi! Can we call these blog replies my love letters to you guys? Because I love you all but I rarely write actual letters. Maybe they’re love notes? Love post-its? Yes, these are my love post-its to you and your family. You are the best!

  2. hensleton says:

    Ditto that, JB! Seeing you guys made me more happy than I can say. I was telling a friend about my visit and about how you guys have your priorities straight and take good care of each other and yourselves. And she said, “Oh, it sounds like they are living like we all should be.” That pretty much nailed it. Sending lots of love. PS- I’ll always think of you two whenever I make guacamole!

  3. Liz Mesok says:

    Thinking of you! And sending love, as always, right back your way.

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