Saturday, February 27, 2016
The ones she put up late last night? Yep.
You, darling child. A year ago you were a sober little newborn with eyes like jewels, sapphires in that tiny, serious face.
Now? A full participant in everything. Someone commented on you today, how cute you are. I agreed, "Yeah, she is cute, and she's a very sweet person."
And then I thought, how could I know that about you in only one year?
It's true. You are.
Observant and funny, wonderful full body hugs tight around the neck, a kid who would sit in the high chair all day sampling snacks and watching the crowd, and I just love you like crazy.
How much I look forward to watching you grow.
Happy Birthday, Darling, love, Grandma and Grandpa and Everybody
Wednesday, February 24, 2016
They had a good time, from what I hear. I love the pictures. Florida is beautiful.
She didn't say anything, just hugged me.
Florida, you did not disappoint and it's almost March.
love forever, Val
Sunday, February 21, 2016
Thursday, February 18, 2016
I think it's the dark, warm day, feels full of possibilities and the very March slant the light seems to have this week.
The end is in sight, in other words.
Yesterday was our 37th anniversary, pleasant and ordinary, just a usual Wednesday.
Not her, not time, but this: the confidence and the contentment. Something happens to us between skipping in a snowy parking lot in clothes we picked out ourselves, and the getting grown up, and it's kind of regrettable.
Who all grow up to be educated, accomplished, civilized and kind. And astute. And funny.
The kind of people you know have your back, people you can trust.
Monday, February 15, 2016
Great choice, don't you think?
The curly haired doll in the background was made by a plumbing customer. Jay went to a job the day after Kari was born and he told her about our new baby and she left while he was working and brought back a doll she'd made for our baby.
Love forever, Val