Do you know what I treasure?
I treasure my new necklace. I treasure my new friendships. And my old friends. I treasure all of you, who have been my salvation in the last few months. I treasure the memories I have of traveling around Europe with my mom. I treasure the Christmas ornaments I inherited from my late grandmother. The diamond earrings I wore at my wedding. The bracelet my husband made for me. The scrapbooks I have so carefully crafted. The photographs I have so lovingly taken. But most of all, I treasure this:
My family. It is itty bitty, but it is beautiful. I’m still waiting for it to expand, but every day I am reminded how lucky I am to have this much. There really is nothing I treasure more than my family, than being with them — sitting quietly on the couch, holding my husband’s hand, and watching our daughter do whatever it is that toddlers do.