Today is Lucy’s ninth birthday. This little girl who almost didn’t get made because I was so terrified of having twins again, never ceases to amaze and delight us. Instead of writing about how great she is, I’ll just let a few of the writings I’ve published in the past speak for themselves.

Happy nine, Lucy Deeqsan.

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A Child of Two Worlds, Modern Love column, New York Times

Turning Black, Huffington Post

The Happy Middle Years, Brain Child

A Baby at an American Military Camp, Brain Child

God, Giver of Harmonicas, SheLoves Magazine

p.s. It is also Ethiopian New Year and it is also the thirteenth year since the 9/11 attacks on the United States. Not forgotten.