I had forgotten about Family of Five's Celebration week---choosing to celebrate something every day. Let's just say yesterday was about celebrating my family's Oscar tradition:-)
Today I celebrate fatherhood. A scene I'd like to implant in my memory forever. Last night I was brushing my teeth before bed and heard Nolan start to cry. When I looked into his room, Brian had already gotten there and Nolan had stopped crying, looking up at him in anticipation. Bri lifted him up on his shoulder and there was an audible sigh from Nolan, as he lay his head in that nook between Brian's neck and shoulder. That sigh---such a beautiful sound, of peace and happiness and relief.
From the hallway, I could only see their silhouette, and hear Nolan's breathing. But my heart was full just watching that sway of father and son, and knowing how safe all my boys feel when their dad is near.
This is a blurry photo from last month but for some reason I love it...because it feels so alive and in the moment perhaps.