01. Farmer's market finds (complete with a hopeful onlooker) // 02. Getting cozy with friends // 03-05. Blossoms! // 06-09. Our recent trip to Whistler.
"If ever there is tomorrow when we're not together... there is something you must always remember: you are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think. But the most important thing is, even if we are apart... I'll always be with you."
- A.A. Milne, Winnie-the-Pooh
Tomorrow, I make my return to work, after almost three years of raising Grace full time. Tomorrow, Grace makes her foray into days spent outside our home, under the care of others - people who are not me, people who are not my husband. She's still so fragile, yet strong. It's alright (I tell myself), I'm filled with joy over the experience we've had as a family thus far; we are undeniably the luckiest parents in the world.
I will not forget this time. I will not forget these days. I will not forget this.
I will make Gracie's birth story book - celebrating her adoption and the two families that have become one. I will craft a strong family narrative for Grace, her story sitting atop that of her mother and father, of her extended family. And finally, I will now go figure out how to make an almost three year old a healthy lunch that she will actually eat, in an effort to prevent her from snarfing food off of unsuspecting table mates!