Erik, Alex’s brother, is in the Navy. Because of his duties with the Navy this past year, he has not been able to come home since Christmas. Madeleine has grown a ton since then, so it was really nice for him to be able to spend some time with us. We all wish the circumstances had been different, though.
Thanks to the Navy for letting Erik come home, and thanks so much to B and D for being great friends, bringing us food, support, love and hugs when I felt like I was breaking. We seriously have the greatest family and friends, ever.