My parents are the type of people to welcome anyone and everyone into our home with open arms, which probably explains why growing up I thought everyone I met was my cousin. But I'm not so far off, blood alone doesn't make family; love and care and loyalty are what make family.
So when I got the chance to work with Krissy, I more than jumped at the opportunity, because family celebrates family. There's a bit of an age difference between us, so we never spent a lot of time together while growing up, but when I had the chance to hang out with her for the day a couple weekends ago, I learned so much about her and the journey she's been on.
I should preface this by saying that babies are super cute, but I see myself surrounded by dogs and not children in the future. But growing up my mom always said she knew she wanted to be a mom, that it was one of the few things she was absolutely certain about, and after spending the day with Krissy she mentioned the same thing, that being a mom is something she always saw for herself.
There's something about being in the presence of a mom or mom-to-be, they are just full of love for this tiny little human that they have yet to meet, but all the while knowing that this will be the most important aspect of their lives.
Although I usually spend my Saturdays catching up from the week and binge-watching whatever new netflix series I've stumbled upon, this Saturday spent in Palos Verdes in the sunshine was one of my most fun local adventures...