A year ago and today

And so Summer begins.  We have been looking forward to this time for weeks!  I suppose no matter what age we are one year makes a difference.  But at the age of 8 one year is visible... Inside and out, one year has brought her even more into her own person.  She is gathering more information from outside our little family bubble, experimenting with her own sense of humor, and searching for all the things that bring her joy.  It really is a special thing to witness.

Above left and bottom right: Virginia 2016  /  Above right and bottom left:  Tennessee 2017