Letters to Camille

Letter to Camille: 105 Months

Happy 105 months my sweet girl! My nature girl. My animal lover. We took a trip north to Asheville this month for spring break and a reunion with the Hensley family. You’d been excited about this trip for… Read More

Letter to Camille: 104 Months

Happy 104 months to you, my best girl, and happy spring! I love the way each season carries with it milestones from year to year – benchmarks to measure growth. I often find myself saying things like, “Is… Read More

Letter to Camille: 103 Months

Happy one-oh-three, my sweet girl, the super-fantastic new acolyte at First Baptist Church of Savannah! This last month contained a nice first for you – the first time you were given the job of acolyte at church. For… Read More

Letter to Camille: 102 Months

Hello sweet girl and Happy New Year to you! 2015 will go down in your personal history as the first year you were awake as the clock struck midnight – though I can’t say you were particularly happy… Read More

Letter to Camille: 101 Months

Happy 101 months sweet girl, and Happy Christmas Eve Eve!  We’re all a little travel-weary tonight, having just driven through hours of thick holiday traffic in a pouring rain to get back home from Tennessee. But the visit… Read More

Letter to Camille: 100 Months

100 Months!! Welcome to the triple-digits, my love! In the past 100 months, I’ve written letters to you in our dining room, in a car, and on an airplane. I’ve written them as near as 10 feet away,… Read More

Letter to Camille: 99 Months

Hello sweet girl, and happy 99 months – your last 2-digit month! I just gave you a big hug and sent you upstairs where your Daddy is waiting to tuck you in. We take turns each night, and… Read More

Letter to Camille: 98 Months

Hello sweet sleeping girl, and Happy 98 Months to you! Tonight, as you snooze away upstairs, I’m sitting at the table in the company of your family of ants. You decided to spend some of your birthday money… Read More

Letter to Camille: 97 Months

Hello sweet girl, and happy 97 months to my THIRD grader! You are now more than halfway through your elementary school years, which is wild to me. On the first day of school, you begrudgingly allowed us to… Read More

Letter to Camille: 8 Years Old!

Happy birthday to you, my amazing 8-year-old! Right now you’re stretched out on a futon, fast asleep in the Brooklyn apartment we’re using for our week-long NYC vacation. You’re exhausted but satisfied after birthday adventures – primarily seeing… Read More