Wife to this handsome man (still am, of course) and Mama to this beautiful 7 year old girl.
In May 2006, my two oldest children were still little enough to happily take bubble baths together.
My 3 year old son was the only kid in his nursery school with a mohawk (look at how little my Atticus was!)
And I spent the great majority of my day trying to keep this toy-chompin', faster-than-lightning, born-without-the-fear-gene baldie alive.
I felt I was the luckiest woman on Earth because my husband, after being laid off, found an even better job, in my hometown. We moved 2 miles away from my mom into our beautiful home, which, to me, felt like an absolute mansion (still does!).
In May, 2006, I was also Mama to these two sweet, adorable 2-year old Haitian boys:
Each and every morning in May, 2006, the Mister and I would drink a cup of this amazing, fantastic coffee:
The entire house would be bathed in the most heavenly coffee aroma on the planet.
This Friday morning, I am brewing the same coffee. And I am listening to Bob Marley's No Woman, No Cry over and over again, just to hear him assure me, Everything's gonna be all right.
And today, I feel warmly nostalgic and good. Cause you know what?
Everything's gonna be all right.