Elliana has some interesting perspectives on the world that in many ways have been shaped by her knowledge of how much Lisa and I wanted her.
She wrote a little note I keep above my home office computer that says: “Dear Daddy, Thank you for being my daddy! I love (with a heart drawn for love) you. And thank you for not giving up on me!”
For a long time she believed babies came from freezers in New Jersey, and since she knows Daddy has written a book about how she came into the world, she likes to talk about how loved she feels, how overprotective we are, how mean we are when we don’t give her everything she wants, and so on.