Last week was a treatment week. A blur of driving, early morning appointments and late nights of worry. This week we returned to Connecticut, safe and sound, just in time for Lucy's first birthday and a few phone calls about potential weddings for next year.
It's amazing how quickly things return to "normal." One day, I'm in Philadelphia where Lucy is receiving chemotherapy and a few days later, I'm home, returning emails from excited brides about their timelines, engagement sessions, and videographer searches. I have never been more thankful for my amazing job than during the past 10 months. When Lucy was diagnosed with retinoblastoma at 8 weeks old, the outpouring of love from brides, grooms, and their families was overwhelming. It's difficult to share the messy stuff, knowing that your clients and potential clients will read it, but the response I have received proves that my decision to share is the right one. Thank you for caring so much, not only about my photography, but about us as well. My job and you all, have made this difficult journey easier.
Day 35: The day after we returned from Philly this amaryllis burst into bloom and my heart burst with it.
Day 36: "Above all, watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places. Those who don't believe in magic will never find it" Rhoald Dahl
We spent the morning chasing rainbows, and it was magical.
Day 37: We drove back to Connecticut and were greeted by the most amazing sunset outside our window. Fun fact: Lucy's first word, other than mama and dada was outside. She says outtide, outtide and goes to the window. It warms my bird loving, gardener's heart.
Day 38: The ice storm coated our yard and gave new life to last year's hydrangeas.
Day 38 Bonus: Our little star turned 1!
Day 39: Ice coated the back steps when I took the dog outside for his morning walk.
Day 40: A new sample album arrived! A gorgeous 12x12 micro leather matted album in Ink. I can't wait to blog more images of it! I'm obsessed!
Day 41: Baby girl has daily conversations with her angel painting (featured in a previous 365 post) and it breaks my heart into a million complex emotional pieces every time she does. Mainly, pieces of joy. Millions of tiny, ever so slightly jagged, throat clogging, pieces of joy.
See you next week!