But last Father’s Day, I gave Ed a painting, a symbol not only of how fortunate we had been, but also of hope that we would one day be happy again.
This year, I am grateful that my husband has a child in his arms again, a beautiful son with whom he can share the vast love and wisdom in his heart and the joy of seeing the world through a child’s eyes.
Happy Father’s Day to my sweet Ed, who is doing the hardest kind of fathering there is—fathering both living and deceased children—and doing it with incredible grace and love. I wish Hudson were here to make you breakfast in bed and make chalk drawings for you on the sidewalk. But I am so glad that Jackson is here to make you smile and let you be Daddy again. Our children are so very lucky to have you as their father, and I am so very lucky to have you as a partner through both our darkest and brightest days. Here’s to our precious memories with our precious Hudson, and to many more adventures to come. I love you.
*Final three photos by Emily Large at http://www.emilylargephotography.com/. I will post more photos from our sessions with her soon.