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July 19, 2016

Wanna Make Momo’s?

In Nepal momos are a huge part of the culture. Momos are small dumplings that have either a meat or vegetable filling. People in Nepal and India love to eat momos, and especially us Kopila kids! Momos are very special to us, and we only get to eat them on the rare occasions when we go out to eat.

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July 09, 2016

Love Letter #27 (50 Love Letters)

Dear N, You turned 14 this week! Happy birthday my sweet boy. I know I say this a lot but I really mean it - getting you as a son was like winning the lottery. I don't know what it is about your smile but it makes my heart melt. You've always been a really genuinely happy kid. It's so rare that I see you upset, except of course when you first came to live with us. You were terrified.

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June 28, 2016

Today was hard

Today was hard. It’s about 100 degrees and there’s no way to escape the heat.

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June 25, 2016

Love Letter #26 (50 Love Letters)

Dear S, Today you bumped your lip while playing in the pool and you needed some TLC so you came and sat on my lap. I couldn't remember the last time sat on my lap so I held you and took it in, savoring each second until you got up to play again. Isn't it sad that there comes a day when little boys don't sit on their mommy's laps anymore? Will you promise to always sit on my lap?

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June 18, 2016

Love Letter #23 (50 Love Letters)

Dear B, You came to me when you were five with a head full of curls and the sweetest dimple on your cheek. You have always been so gosh darn cute. You still have a head full of curls and the perfect dimple on your cheek, but now you're turning into a young woman and I constantly have to do a double take when I hear you talk and see pictures of you because part of me still sees you as being my sweet little five-year-old who always made everyone smile. All I can say is, "Watch out world!" Seriously. You are such a force. You have grown into a strong woman with an unstoppable spirit.

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