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A New Baby to Love

20171102_115956Yep, we are going to welcome another baby.

We must be crazy, jumping in again to potty training and middle-of-the-night crying. The physical demands of baby proofing and side-stepping the toys scattered about the floor… What were we thinking when we said yes to this idea?

But those tender baby eyes, when they meet yours, and that sweet smell just above their nose so captivating… And, that chance to help a little being grow into their best self and, hopefully, change the world for the better… How could we not?

I guess you could call it ego or foolishness, but it’s rooted in a simple dedication to do our small part to make the world a better place.

Arriving at 4 PM today, we will welcome a new baby to love and to coach and to train with the hopes of changing a life in all the wonderful ways this little boy will change ours for the next 13-15 months.

More details tomorrow.


Simple Saturday

Since I’m a gardener, I vacillate between claiming fall and spring as my favorite season. Spring is the season of rebirth but, to me,  fall is the season of contemplation and the time to still myself. I love fall–the colors and smells, the warm sweaters and fires beckon me to come inside, both physically and metaphorically.

I know I’ve written about this very idea lately, and because I do savor this time of year, it likely won’t be the last time I write about it. But, today, I will keep my thoughts simple and instead share the words of another.

Just after the death of the flowers, And

Which is your favorite season and why?

NaBloPoMo Day 8 🙂