2 years and 299 days. I’m angry that I can’t help my sons yet I can help others.

Dearest Shosh and Jaialai:

Some days it’s too much.  I cannot bear it!

Because of the bad actions of others, I am separated from you and cannot be there to help you and guide you through adolescent.  That is WRONG on so many levels!!!

Know that you are in my heart and in my thoughts always.  You are the best sons a man could ask for.  Hold your heads high.

All my love, always,



2 years and 298 days. Shosh, stop biting your nails!

My dearest Shosh,

It breaks my heart every time I think of your fingers and their mangled nails.  Please stop.  Nail biting is bad for you.  See, e.g., http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/08/18/nail-biting-bad-for-you_n_5675467.html.

Remember when we used the awful tasting nail polish to stop your nail biting?  Try that again if you must.  If not, search the internet for ways to stop biting your nails and see what works for you.  For example, wikihow has some suggestions, http://www.wikihow.com/Stop-Biting-Your-Nails.

Be well, my son.  I love you guys with all my heart.

Always and forever,