Hey friends! It has been a quiet last week on the blog for you, but the behind the scenes here has been quite busy indeed. As the first gardening season on this blog comes to a close, we’re organizing the content to make it more accessible to readers, old and new alike. Stay tuned for a fresh face to Budding Homestead in the not-to-distant future!
In other big news, baby E is less and less a baby. Today marks his first birthday. A year to us adults is hardly anything. It’s one gardening season, or the amount of time since your last vacation, perhaps a small dent in your college education, or the time that lapsed since you last called your great-aunt Phillis. A year for kids, though… Just look at this!
They grow taller, more clever and more mature by the day. I think it’s been said that you might miss something if you blink! Leaving the lovely fold at the Youth Leadership Initiative to be with R & E was not without sadness, but I knew I needed to savor all the moments with the kids. This was especially true with baby E as he is what many call a rainbow baby. The loss of our second child, Soren, is so relevant to the story of E’s first year of life. It means that I have cherished those baby snuggles extra deep, gazed in those eyes extra long, and have been a little more patient with those needy cries (though not perfectly!). I am extremely grateful for this little ham and all the love that he has brought to our family this year. Here’s to hoping for many more years together! Happy birthday little E!