What can I say about June, besides: “Strawberries!” Oh yes, even though it rained heavily until well past mid-month, we took advantage of those clear days. And we picked many, many strawberries in June.
I was already feeling so much better, physically, than I had in years, so it was amazing to get outside and enjoy life a little.
Right near the beginning of the month, Waits started nursery school. It was a co-op program, so I worked one morning each week, and then he was on his own for two mornings. Here’s the little guy on the very first day of nursery school (oh yes, I cried my eyes out):
Also early in the month we made a family trip down to Lighthouse Farm Sanctuary, for their annual open house.
On the way home that evening, Waits fell asleep, and Damian and I got to talking. It was one of those rare moments where you dig in really deep, to reveal something precious and profound. Which was good, but it was also the first time we said out loud, “What if we just don’t make each other happy?”
After that talk we began walking together every night. Every single night after dinner, Waits in the stroller listening to music, Damian and I pushing and talking, uncovering and examining. Those walks were everything, just totally incredible for our connection. We are both great communicators, gifted with the ability to really listen and really hear, without ego. It made everything so much easier.
Evening walks and strawberries, strawberries and evening walks. That’s what June was about. Here’s some snaps from another blustery day out at the fields, with my step-sister and friends, near the end of the month:
July coming soon . . .