Lily turned one today. And while just about everything I was hoping would happen didn't work out: presents left unmade, cakes unbaked, and my sweet (and fearless) one year old landing herself with an emergency dentist appointment after that poor front tooth of hers finally cracked (ouch!), I have nothing left at the end of the day but gratitude. She is fine, and we all had some delicious birthday mango popsicles to celebrate, and I know there is always another day, month, year. And a birthday party coming up, of course.
What a beautiful journey life is, and what a privilege to be a witness to it. So much happens in a year, doesn't it? I can't wait to see what the coming years bring with this sweet love of mine.