Now that Lauren is going to the same preschool as Nathan and Julia it is bringing up a lot of memories.
From where I park I cut through a field to the portables outside the school. There is a well-worn unofficial path there. Yesterday as I was holding Lauren’s hand walking down this path I could clearly remember doing the same with the other two. It was very sweet.
Here is a picture taken on my cell phone of Nathan and Julia holding hands on the path after picking her up from preschool.
Nathan still held my hand as a 6/7 year old. We’d get out of the van at the clinic and I’d take his hand as we walked to the door. He and I went a lot of places together, just the two of us and even though the circumstances were not always the best I feel lucky I had that time with him.
Oh my gosh – for extra cuteness I just realized that Julia is wearing Nathan’s coat. She must not have had hers and he gave it to her.