Another park.

Another day.

mom in park: How old is she?


mom in park: Wow.

Yes she has some delays.

mom in park: Oh. Is she walking?

No, not yet. Someday.

mom in park: Huh. Will she catch up?

No, probably not. But I’m sure she’ll surprise us in other ways.

mom in park: She is cute…



Then I snapped this photo and thought about how I see her: flying out in front, her brother smiling behind her.

a child in a swing reaching for the sky

Swing on sweet girl. Aim for the sky.


  1. Rebecca Wood

    August 3, 2015 at 11:22 pm

    I so get this. *hugs* I’ve started answering with “So what if she never catches up?” I think they understand how absurd their initial question is after that.

    I think Alma is pretty great. I so wish you guys lived closer. She and Charlie would be such good friends. You and I would too. <3

  2. Puneeta Chhitwal-Varma

    October 29, 2015 at 8:00 pm

    How beautiful, Melanie. You have such a lovely way of expressing through words.


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