This journey has brought new meaning to both of us for Mother's Day and Father's Day. One day set aside each year to celebrate the people who loved you with their whole being, probably brought you into this world, but if they didn't that minor detail was no consequence to them or you, because they loved you and guided you all the same.
Every day we see the actions of those who are the "Village" that makes up our families and provide for us role models, love, inspiration, wisdom of a hard lived life, advice, and sometimes the tough truth. But I am especially reminded on days like today when many people, through texts, Facebook posts, etc. end up taking the opportunity to thank those that they felt contributed to their success as a human being, whether biological or not and regardless of whether they are "Father" or "Mother". Single moms and dads, foster parents, father and mother figures, aunts and uncles, grandparents, it doesn't matter really where you are (or are not) in the blood chain, only that you were there. You are the ones being thanked.
So whatever we call these days, take them as a moment to thank your family as you have defined it.
And we are using this to celebrate our own wonderful family and the fun we get to have with it! Starting with our baby book! We started it over Mother's Day Weekend and I was reminded of it again today and thought it would be a great thing to share.
Now, we couldn't find a baby book we liked that was, well, ready to go for us. But we used our creativity to make it picture perfect (Devi would be so proud of the scrapbookingesque approach we used)! How cute is this???
|We had to change Grandparents to Parents later|
|The Monkey is SOO cute|
|This will probably be one of the favorite "look back at" pages|
We can't wait to include items from all of you into our Memories.