Dear Maya,Isn't that the funniest (you're the best and only sister I have!) and sweetest note ever?! I think I'm going to cry now. . . .
Today is your birthday; now you are 7 years old! I have a present for you. It is too small to see and too big to hold. (Answer: L-O-V-E)
You're the best and only sister I ever had. Sometimes when I'm alone I think about you. I love the times when I help you. I'm sorry for scaring you.
I know when you say, "I hate you. Go away," I know you don't mean it. You only really mean that you are mad. I understand.
When I was a little girl making Mama play with me, I knew at that moment I would have you. Other than getting Mama or Mimi, you're the best thing that's happened to me When I'm at school I pray that God will keep you safe. Happy Birthday!
Love, Zoe -- your big sister
Crocodile tears for immigrant children.
3 weeks ago