Posted on May 9, 2018
Dear family and friends,
Thank you again for your extraordinary love and generosity this past year. It was a great blessing that I was able to spend time with Sarah and Aviva without ever becoming worried about our finances amid so much stress, trauma and tragedy.
Your generosity has helped my family in so many ways. When Aviva first came home in July, I hired Joanne as a live-in nanny. She managed in three months to nearly double Aviva's size and to train her to sleep through the night. Yes, Aviva's still a sound little sleeper (most nights). I also was able to hire Latoya afterwards as a full-time nanny, who ensured Aviva had the same routines and care that Joanne had begun.
Your generosity also allowed me to focus on Sarah's health and learning to be a father, without having to immediately go back to work despite a mounting stack of bills. Many of you sent meals, diapers, formula and much more to keep my little family going, and for all this I am immensely indebted.
I am also so grateful to Sarah's Wall Street Journal colleagues for harnessing so much generosity and love at a time we all needed to come together; it is exactly what Sarah would have done for any of us.
How are things now? One-year-old Aviva is thriving. She began day care a week ago and is finger-painting, listening to ukulele players and closer to walking every day. She's got a lot going on, but is still thrilled to see me when I pick her up. And I'm back to work in a job I was made for.
We're planning two commemorations in coming weeks as an opportunity for us all to reconnect and remember our extraordinary Sarah and her legacy -- in New York City on May 23rd, and in Washington, D.C., on June 9.
Hope to see you soon,