Loosened from the mud, I find myself floating in a world of possibility.

So can you.

Letters to the Lotus Bud: Eighteen Months

Dear Lotus Bud,

You've grown so much since the last letter I wrote to you over 6 months ago. You've had your first birthday, your first major owie, your first steps and your first phrase ("there you go"). I've loved every moment of it, but I haven't really recorded many of these moments.

You've developed a personality! There are moments when your Daddy and I point to each other and say "She got that from you." And then there are moments where it's all YOU!

You used to be this little blob of a baby that needed to be carried around everywhere.

In the last six months you've gone from this sitting baby to one that runs all over the place.