Our oldest daughter, Agatha Rose, turns 10 tomorrow. If there’s one thing about having children that no one prepared me for, it’s how they are sobering markers of time passing. Ten years in the blink of an eye. I truly love being a father. Despite everything. And I’m proud to share this piece with you which was recently written by my little girl who very reluctantly steps out of single digits tomorrow into double digits. Forever. 


Have you ever had a love? Love is large. Love is beautiful – like a newborn that will someday grow to have love, if they are good and believe. 

But I am going to be ten soon and I have the best family ever, and I believe. 

And I also have high hopes and imagination.

by: Agatha Mitchem. Believer. Always ready to go!



Jim Mitchem. Proud father. 


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Jim Mitchem

Writer. Father to daughters. Husband. Ad man. Raised by wolves. @jmitchem on twitter. First novel, Minor King, out now.