Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Lovely Day

If you are keeping track, you know that Jackson turned four months old on Saturday. We were in North Carolina again, so we didn’t get a chance to take a penguin picture, and the weather here has been crappy since, so the light has been no good for it, either.  Soon, soon. 

But I realized today that I never posted his 3-month photo shoot, which we did at Hudson’s bench at the Arboretum. So many thanks and much praise to Emily Large again for her wonderful photos.  The large tree we are standing against is where we spread some of Hudson’s ashes on her birthday.

One of these days, I will have to meet Elizabeth Mitchell and thank her for how much her music has touched me in the wake of Hudson’s death and the joy of Jackson’s birth. I think she is going to be nearby in November. I was listening to Pandora as usual the other day and heard her version of “Lovely Day” by Bill Withers and was just bowled over. And even though I can’t say “the world’s all right with me,” my precious Jackson does make every day a lovely one. Here are his photos from one such lovely day.


  1. Thank you for sharing your 'lovely day'. Absolutely precious pictures, capturing your joy and the power of your love. Always thinking of you...
    Rachel C.

  2. Oh, Mandy...many more lovely days to you and your precious family.

  3. Can I pinch his cheeks? Ok.. you do it for me.. so cute!
    I'm glad there are lovely days intermixed with the more difficult ones. You give me hope...

  4. What a beautiful song, and I love all of those Jackson pictures! He is too cute and clearly has a lot of personality already. Love the shots where the bench is included too.

  5. Thank you for sharing your lovely day. The pictures are a story of love. ReneeP

  6. Mandy & Ed,
    I love your joyboy, From A Distance (another great song).
    You all & Bess are a beautiful family.
    Thanks for sharing yourselves.

    Love, Rebecca