I took this series of photos all within an hour or so, at the end of her fourth birthday party. All the guests had left, the treats consumed. Hugs were exchanged and summer get-togethers promised. I thought I might want to write about her party and the beauty of the people who make up our village, but at the end of the day, she is my inspiration. Looking through this collection, taken in such a short span of time, it amazes me how much she bounces between the mature little girl I'm getting to know and the goofy toddler I have memorized by heart, that I'm learning to let go. I dedicate this to you, sweet Z. It's been the best four years of my life.