Letters to Camille

Letter to Camille: The Good, The Bad, and The Puppy

Hello sweet girl – it’s been a while, huh? I’ve started and stopped several letters to you over the last few months, but each time I try to find the right words to describe what it’s like to… Read More

Letter to Camille: Sheltered Together

On the first day of March, more than 2 months ago, I started writing you a letter. I didn’t get very far – mostly I typed a rough outline of some thoughts I wanted to share about your… Read More

Letter to Camille, My Teenager

Happy birthday to you, my 13-year-old. My teenager. Right now you are living it up in Dollywood with your cousins and Nana & Granddaddy, on day 3 of Cousin Camp 2019. You just rode the world’s fastest wooden… Read More

Letter to Camille: Chorus Days, Anteaters and Roller Coasters

Hello my sweet girl! It’s a Tuesday night, which means you are resting in your bed, dreaming sweet dreams about sheet music. That’s because tomorrow is Wednesday – a chorus day. This school year you opted out of… Read More

Letter to Camille: 12 Years Old

Happy happy birthday to you, sweet girl! Twelve years old – this is the last of your official “pre-teen” years. You’re a seventh grader now. A young lady. You’re a very happy young lady to be minus one… Read More

Protected: Letter to Camille: The Summer You Won’t Forget (No Matter How Much You Want To)

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Letter to Camille: Girl Band

Hello sweet girl! It’s that season again … the end-of-school-year performance season. As your academic demands begin to wind down, your extracurriculars are revving up in a sprint to the finish line. In the span of a single… Read More

Letter to Camille: Waterfalls & Octopi

Hello my sweet girl! It’s Friday afternoon – probably my favorite time of the week, with all the potential of 2 weekend days stretching ahead of us. Tonight is going to be a family movie night, and I’m… Read More

Letter to Camille: January 2018

Hello my sweet girl! It has been almost two months since I last sat down to pen (type?) a letter to you – my longest stretch thus far. But not for lack of material: we’ve been to Mexico,… Read More

Letter to Camille: 136 Months

Hello sweet girl, and Happy 136 months to you. Aren’t these some gorgeous pictures of you? I know I’m your mother and I’m supposed to think these things, but I do believe I’m right. All these pictures I… Read More