I was not made for the games of treachery and cruelty they play in the capital, but I am pleased to see that my girls have adapted; that they play those games in their own ways, or have found ways around them. Sansa is so much like her mother. She is a stronger woman and more of a wolf than I ever could have imagined. Arya, on the other hand, always had more of that wild blood in her. I'm not sure that there is a swordsman alive who could best her now.
Bran has grown so--well beyond his years. I pray that he will be able to aid Jon in uniting the North with the Dragon Queen's army. I regret not telling him the truth, but if anyone can accomplish such a thing, it will be Jon.
I cannot put into words how proud they have made me. Winter has come, and the dead with it; but I have faith in my family, and in the men and women of the North.