NINE + SIXTEEN I write letters to my children each year on the eve of their birthdays. They are handwritten and placed in an envelop and sealed shut. I try to capture that year of their life in a nutshell. All the sweet little quirks and personality traits and the moments that mark the passage of time and their childhood. They will get them once they are older. I hope when they finally read them they get a glimpse of how much they are adored.