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A scene from my weekend in Michigan: celebrating my nephew’s 2nd birthday,
These past few weeks, as I’m sure you’ve noticed, it’s been radio silence (except a bunch of instagram pics) on this here blog, apologies for that.
With everything that has happened in the past month in my life, I feel like every morning I’ve woken up feeling uncertain. Uncertain on what the day ahead would bring. Happiness, sadness, normalness, etc. If the day would be filled with moments of missing my dad, or moments not missing him; moments of stressing over the bills, the rent, the day to day troubles that didn’t go anywhere, just because my dad did.
Recently, I’ve felt good. Still, this weekend was the perfect break from my daily routine. I got to get out of Chicago, spend time with family, and walk into a room where that little guy above ran into my arms and said “Ali’ssssss here!!”
It’s such an amazing experience for me to be so close to my nephew, to see him grow and learn new things; new words and new toys. He (and I) were on a huge bubble kick this weekend. I love that I get to experience, or rather, re-experience moments of childhood by spending time with my nephews. Simply put, it makes my heart swell with joy.