My buddy Steve told me shortly after my daughter was born about the email account he set up for his daughter and his routine of sending her letters once a month since birth. I’ve taken that advice and have emailed my eldest daughter (now 22 months old) on average once per month. I started sending notes to my youngest daughter (now 5 months) last week. In order to maintain regularity, I try to write without a specific purpose, just sharing stories and first words and activities we’ve shared since last note. I add pictures and links to youtube videos for songs I like. I made a rule to never edit it after so it’s authentic to my feelings at that time.
Thanks Steve, I think this journal via email will be a memorable gift for my daughters, my wife, and me as it will be a tool we can use to tap into old memories and bring them back to life.
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