Grounded. Connected. So, so in love. It's amazing the way a baby can make you fall in love all over again. With your partner. With your own parents. With your home. With the world. With yourself. Baby Forest Charles, his name steeped in family history, is an old soul. Quick with a smile, he calms his parents. Steadies them. Thrills them. Brings them will together with love and laughter and awe.
With gray-blue clouds in the distance, a mirror to his beautiful, deep eyes, we took a walk to one of their favorite neighborhood parks. Cool wisps of wind brought glimpses of autumn. Wheat danced in waves for Forest, a tickling, tactile sensation for his bare toes. Butterflies made their final bows in the brightly colored gardens before moving on to warmer weather. We soaked up this time of transition together - in the seasons and in their family - all feeling deeply just how precious this time is together. This is their love letter.