Thursday, February 17, 2011

Week 16 letter

Dearest LPG,

Hello there my avocado-sized angel. Did you know that I felt you this week? I know that you're in there, moving and kicking around. I can't wait until I can feel you more regularly. Your daddy is excited that you are able to hear us, and is taking the opportunity to talk to you all the time. He talks, he says goodnight, he kisses you good morning--it's all very sweet. Your crazy parents love you so much already. And soon, we will know if you're a little boy or a little girl, and we can work on your name. But please know, LPG, that who or whatever you are, we will love you truly and deeply. Nothing on this earth could ever change that.

This week, I wanted to talk to you about a topic that's very important to your daddy and me. It will seem kind of silly, and maybe even boring, but it is how mommy and daddy met, and how we make our living. That topic is Education.

There will be times in your life, LPG, where you may hate school. The work, the headaches, the waking up early--it all becomes quite overwhelming. But education, learning and knowledge is so powerful in our world. Whatever you decide to be when you grow up, you will need a solid foundation. Both your daddy and I grew up with an intense thirst for knowledge. We hope to instill that in you, because learning can be magical. There is so much out in the world today for you to grasp onto.

The world of knowledge led Mommy and Daddy to each other at the University of Michigan. Of course, we would love for you to be a baby Wolverine, it doesn't really matter to us if you wear the maize and blue or not. We just want you to always strive to learn, and fill yourself with the knowledge of the world. Mommy and Daddy love sharing our knowledge with teenagers on a daily basis. It is fulfilling and rewarding and occasionally frustrating. But we love our subjects. We will share them with you as you grow, and you will know more about English and Math than you will ever care to. :)

Another reason I wanted to share the message of the importance of knowledge is because of something we watched this week. A man-made computer competed, and won, on the Jeopardy quiz show. The knowledge of men has come together to create a machine capable of such great things. This computer could revolutionize medicine and a variety of other industries. And it was built during our time. I am so excited to see the advances and amazing things created during your lifespan. Maybe you will even be the one to create it. We will have to wait and see. But regardless, the thirst for knowledge leads to the creation of beautiful things. I can only hope we raise you to appreciate and value that as a neccesary part of life.

LPG, even if you end up hating school, we will still love you deeply. We simply want you to value the knowledge available to you. It can take you to amazing places. It has already taken Mommy and Daddy across the country to our wonderful lives. Wherever you go and whatever you do, be sure to LEARN as you do it.

We love you dearly, little avocado! I hope you enjoy the Wilson basketball game tonight. We are honoring Coach Ed's memory as his team begins their playoff competition, and we are happy that you will be with us.

Love and playoff victories,

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