I missed you so. I’m so sorry you had to be away so long… you missed seeing Gabe cross the finish line way ahead of everyone else in a cross country race (awesome!) and you missed all of Amelia’s tennis matches (she played number 1 singles all season!), and you missed Isabel’s Halloween costume and sooo many brilliant smiles. On the other hand, I was there to see it all, and maybe sometimes, though I love you so, you may get between too many moments that I just need to “see.” Ya know? Don’t get me wrong, I LOVE looking back on all the moments you’ve caught for me, but there is something to be said for just being present, in the moment, beaming with pride 🙂
P.S. Here are a few wonderful memories you helped me capture in Michigan this past August (just before you went away to rehab). It was a lovely time together. Amelia turned 14 while we were away, we spent hours on the beach watching sunsets and frolicking kids (my fave!) We climbed dunes, hiked to a lighthouse, went trail running through beauteous woods and next to lovely inlets, tubed down an extremely lazy river, putt-putted, …. enjoyed each other’s company.