This past month was a whirlwind of activity and significance for my family. April is always a bit hectic for us, but this one was particularly momentous.

In addition to our typical April festivities (three out of the five members of my little family have birthdays in April) we also marked two other meaningful moments. My oldest daughter entered her teen years and my last living grandparent passed away. It was a weird juxtaposition of events. One day we were celebrating a life well lived, and the next morning we were flying off on a special birthday trip. It was peculiar and moving to have these weighty, meaningful moments condensed into such a short time. We touched the past and leaned into our future, allowing each moment to give depth and height to our experiences.