Thursday, October 23, 2014

Being present and in awe: welcome Santiago!

My oldest nietecita, Elena, snuggling with
our newest nietecito, Santiago!

Try walking around with a child who’s going, “Wow, wow! Look at that dirty dog! Look at that burned-down house! Look at that red sky” And the child points and you look, and you see, and you start going, “Wow! Look at that huge crazy hedge! Look at that teeny little baby! Look at the scary dark cloud!” I think this is how we are supposed to be in the world – present and in awe.
~ Anne Lamott, in Bird by Bird

There is nothing like a newborn baby to put life and issues in perspective.

After much anticipation and waiting, our newest family member arrived this past weekend--and already he has expanded our lives and our hearts with much, much joy.

Welcome to the world Santiago Campion!

Daddy being chased by the oldest 3!