And now, I'm writing it, whenever I need to, to let her know what is going on for her Daddy.
11 comments from her, which had to come via her mother.
It's not her fault - she's a child, and a small one at that for most of it, and someone who found reading and writing really hard.
But this is it. (All as typed in, except I took the names out for their usual acronyms! But the rest, spelling, grammar, punctuation, is as written.)
8.08pm - 13/02/2007
mommy just said that you were getting me swimming lessons
and we are going to war
and Rinky-Dink Keeps biting the cats
3.16pm - 28/02/07
Daddy, Ian has a vtech game thing I want one please?
it is a video game that teachers reading and the like
(it is actually different than the leap pad one, and the games are like 1/3 the cost)...
also I really like horses Daddy can i have something horsey like? please?
tell ac, bg is really proud of him
9.35pm - 13/08/2008
those are very cute names for cats
they lool almost like spot
3.02pm - 30/08/08
i liked the pictures daddy
it looked just like war, but green and less muddy!
like the leathers Daddy
2.34pm - 04-10-2008
i'm sorry your fish died
4.16pm - 04/01/2009
where are the presents of what i got you?
rachel says it's very nice it's a good idea and it sounds great
I got a ten plus on my spelling test, and i'm really happy
and Mrs Porter gives us candy when that happens.
well done ac for growing up and having to raise your seat
i did the cutting between the blocks when grandma was making a quilt for balthazars babys
I was a good on my spelling test i have a ten plus sarah
I was looking because I wanted to be sure we had done all we could for her to keep her in touch with our every day lives. We did. I am happy that we did our part. I don't know how many blogs she read - certainly she had no idea what Rich was talking about sometimes, but children forget.... I guess... - and I don't know how many she's read since he died, or how many she will read.
I'm glad they are there though, because in the future, she can see what her Daddy really was like, and that will make it all worth it.