This is my BFF and HBear cuddling by the fire tonight. Theirs is a hard won friendship – he is strangely wary of her? Once he warms up, he’s super snuggly and she LOVES it but it takes a long while, almost every time, to get there.
We had the most perfect New England summer evening tonight. It was my friend’s daughter’s birthday (she’s 8) and we went over to celebrate. E ran around with the “big kids” and H hung out with the grown ups, who all thought him completely charming. There were cupcakes and laughter and hot dogs roasted over an open fire and a sunset and cool summer breeze and it was wonderful.
My heart is full. I needed that.