Time is a funny thing. Virginia's first birthday feels like SO long ago. Her homecoming feels like yesterday though. The good and bad moments that define my life are the ones closest to my heart and will always feel like they happened yesterday.
Virginia's homecoming day was one of the proudest and happiest of our lives. Her birth was surrounded with fear and unknowns (and if I can be totally honest, disappointment and guilt) but her homecoming was just joy. For that one day we forgot about the journey and we ignored everything that laid ahead and we just lived. We were like any other first time parents coming home with their baby. We asked ourselves "what now?" about 5 minutes after getting home, we were excited to see how our dog would react, we brought the bouncy seat to dining room while we ate dinner, and we prepared for a sleepless night. Reality struck a few days later with a fury of appointments, feeding struggles, fears, and questions but for that day we just danced on cloud nine.
Today we celebrated with crumbs cupcakes and some extra long snuggles at bedtime. We are treasuring these days. 16 months old and 12 months at home... what a ride.