*Update*: Thanks to many of your wonderful suggestions, I will be going with a journalling idea. I will keep a journal for each child, writing down my thoughs, wishes, and messages for them as well as milestones. I'll share the journals with them when the time is right or they can be given to them in the unfortunate incidence of my death. I'll be starting the journals on the upcoming New Moon.
Have you/Would you write them?
In conjunction with updating my Will, Powers of Attorney, and Healthcare Proxies, I have started writing letters to be given to my children if I die. In theory, I'd like to write a few letters for major occassions (certain birthdays, weddings, etc.), but for now I'm just starting with a general letter to each.
What would you say in this kind of letter? I'm trying to strike a balance between the really heartfelt "I'm always with you, be a good person" stuff and a little bit of humor (like Tina Fey's Mother's Prayer).
What do you think? What would you write? What occassions would you write letters for? I'm also thinking about doing letters for my parents, brother, and best friends, though in all likelihood I'll never get around to it.
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