In the last photo, Emily was one month and 13 days old. I remember that look as if it were yesterday, she was so tiny and so aware. Today I know that the fact that she never slept took a lot from us, but it also gave us a lot: a deep friendship since the very first days, she’s always been her own person, a friend. I don't know how long it'll last, but today I'm thankful that she hasn't stopped looking at me that way. Happy fourth birthday, Ellie!
Ps. On the blog, I published a letter for Emily, like every year. Our Montessori birthday today was different, full of unexpected events, we didn't have the lighter, the candle didn't stay lit, dogs came and went… but when you focus on what matters and celebrate life, nothing can go wrong.