Today our little girl Giovanna turned one year old. I keep asking myself, "Metta, how do you feel about this?" and I keep coming back to "grateful". I am grateful that our entrance into the wild world of parenting has been accompanied by such a sweet little girl. I feel like we have embarked on a journey together, and we get to lead - and at times be lead by - this happy, charismatic, beautiful little soul. I'm grateful that she has been (relatively) healthy and strong, and that her development is right on target. I'm grateful that she attracts such love from the people around us. I'm grateful that she is affectionate, and flirty, and independent. And I am grateful that she was Heaven sent to our family.
Here are some photos of our babe through the year. Above, Marcos and I kiss on the day before Gigi was born.