I’m Two and a Hat

Lately, when you ask Lucie how old she is, she says, “I’m Two and a Hat.” She can’t pronounce the “f” sound just yet so it sounds like she's saying "hat", which is so cute. If you ask her when her birthday is, she knows that it is on, “December 18th”, and if you ask her how old she will be, she says, “I’ll be three.” THREE!

Time is a thief.

If only I had a time-turner like Hermione in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (my favorite of the series). Although, maybe not. I can’t be anything but thankful for each season, and I am glad to have so many memories already. I just love this a quote by Albus Dumbledore from Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire.

It matters not what someone is born, but what they grow to be.

And I love experiencing Lucie grow and learn new things every day. Transitioning to new seasons and rhythms can be challenging at first, but they lead to the opportunity for all of us to grow and overall, brings so much joy. I think that’s true for me in all areas, not just in being a mom and marveling at how much Lucie has grown, but in being a wife, growing professionally, and even living in NYC. That transition, although exciting and filled with new discoveries, was actually quite challenging, especially the first two or three years when it came to making new meaningful friendships and feeling like we had community. What a difference today. It’s such a sweet answer to prayer to have such a large family of friends to do life with together up here!

We are continuing to pray for the recovery efforts on Puerto Rico. For my family, for my friends, for their families, for increased speed in the rebuilding of the infrastructure and for the island to be even better than before!

Alejandro Sanz a singer from Spain, recently performed a concert a said: "Alguien dijo que Puerto Rico se quedó sin luz y yo digo que sin electricidad porque la luz la inventaron ellos." / roughly translated: “They’re saying that Puerto Rico has no light. I say, ‘no electricity’, because they invented light.”

I just loved that, because it's such a great metaphor for the positive attitude of the puertorican. Puerto Rico se levanta!


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