In and around my life this past week, I have been blessed. Blessed with my family and my expanding family and a comfortable sense of life going on just as it should. I'm watching the younger generation of my family, all three of them, move into a new chapter of their lives. I admire their young bravery, their dreams, their hearts. It's such a joy to watch their lives, each in a different place, each magnificent in their moments, each becoming whole and beautiful.
Yet as I do so, if I close my eyes, I can breathe deep and still smell the buttery powder kiss of their baby hair.