Saturday, May 01, 2010

Catching up & inspiration

Dear Lu,

In 14 days, you will be 6! It seems unbelievable and I know the next 6 years will go by just as fast. You are reading so well now, and so interested in your studies. We made your bed into a twin size tonight which left you with less play space in your small room. You said, "that's okay -- I'm older now -- I should concentrate more on my work."

Some statistics --

Since January, you have grown 1 inch. You are now 44.5 inches. Not sure about weight, but you must be (finally) close to 40 lbs.

You have all 4 of your 6 year molars, yet have not lost one baby tooth. I think you will lose a few at once!

You enjoy all subjects, but your favorite subject is really, truly thinking about the world around you. Your recounted a story from the lunch table at school in which you were discussing the existence of God with your classmates. You have determined that even though you don't believe in her (your choice of gender, there), everyone can believe what they like and there's no need to argue. Wow. I love this, and I love you. We can only lead you in this openness in the world. Many people ask, "what will happen if Lucy's not a Buddhist when she grows up?" To me, this is a silly question -- you will be, and believe, what makes sense to you. We can only guide you to make good decisions and live a calm and happy life. Right now, philosophical complexity is not our top priority. We are certain you will find it on your own, at good time for you!

We love you, oh so much. There have been some difficult times (okay, months), but we are coming together as a family to figure it all out.

Love, Mom.