When Miss M started taking these hikes she was terrified, we thought of creatures in the woods and the unknown, but maybe for a kid that is learning to attach she was afraid of us. Tromping along with nobody but her family, a RAD kid's enemy. Maybe those hikes spoke to her in ways words could not.
Little by little over the past year she became more confident, more in sync with her family as she walked along these paths. Sometimes the 3 year old leads, sometimes Mom or Dad, sometimes Miss M or Big Sis or Mr but it doesn't seem to matter because the point is we are all together and we have this unspoken way of keeping track of each other and making sure each other is in sight and okay.
This moss covered tree root looks like a person laying face down with their arms crossed.
Look at that smile! We are seeing positive improvement with the new med!
These trees display the evidence of where they were damaged in the hurricanes 5 years ago.
But their little saplings are non the wiser of their trauma.
I love that smile.