When my kids were young I started email accounts for each of them. Every few months I write to them. Events that occurred and big small moments flood their email. The constant is that I remind them I am forever proud of them and their unique ways they amaze me.
My hope is that when they are teens struggling they can read my words to connect them to their nuclear family. Years after that they can remember the foundation that allowed them to provide this to their families however they choose their families to be.
I further hope they never forget how much their dad and I love them. My mother passed away and I’m always looking for connections to her. I hope when my time comes my kids can feel peace in connection.