Every once in awhile, you find a new friend that feels like an old one, whose parallel life has been streaming alongside yours, gathering stories like collectibles until you finally reach the sacred place that reveals you to each other. For me and Carissa, it was the birth of our boys, watching each other tend to new life and stretch in ways intangible to fit the role of parenthood, where the importance of fellow friends in the journey is one of life's true valuables.
We recently had a whole family slumber party and spent a lovely string of days together. It's been nothing short of enchanting to see how naturally she mothers, how deeply connected she is to her son and how illuminating everyday moments can be when you make the honest effort to honor them. @michaelfrommtns and I compiled this video from moments we filmed near the horse park at sunset, music created by her husband, and the undeniable beauty of this family's love, so we can all remember the constancy of this magic.
Carissa, happy one year birthday to your glorious, golden son Thane. 💛
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