This is a big week in the Horton house! Our oldest child turned 10! Landmark of double digits! We officially have a “tenager” in our midsts. As per usual, she asked probing questions of the day she was born- what time EXACTLY? what did we do the night before? when did she crawl? did she cry a lot? what were her first words? when did she get her first tooth? and do we still have the clothes she wore home from the hospital? Somehow, I do remember most of the details without consulting her Bible – aka baby book. We peruse a few photo albums where we thought it necessary to document every expression. But there’s one photo that has always catapulted to the top of my list of favorites. It’s a simple giclee black and white picture of just Libby and I. Her side profile precious. Her curly locks of hair naturally flowing, with a bow of course and an innocent loving smile on her face. It resides on my neatly cluttered desk. I often look at it and instantaneously I have a grin on my face.
It seems even more appropriate to me this week, as we launch MagnaReady on a larger scale. I can’t help but draw inspiration from this photo. It’s just a mother and daughter sharing a tender moment and doing something we all take for granted – buttoning. Something so insignificant to most of us, that is until you or your loved one are unable to do it on their own.
So here’s to 10! Here’s to MagnaReady! and here’s to the beginning of independence!