Some days, love is the hard work of parenting - the late nights and the tough calls and the endless, aching tired that creeps in under your sleepless skin. Some days, we wrestle and wonder and work our way through.
But some days, love is simple.
Some days, love is the lightness of laughter, the sun on shoulders as we wander down neighborhood streets to greet familiar faces. Love is the ease of a confident hello, a quick hug in a doorway, a name remembered, a smile.
Love is the sticky sweet mess of fingers for licking, a moment of closeness, a moment of now.
Some days, love is as simple as donuts, and snuggles, and always, and ours. Some days are sweetly easy to carry. Some days are made for sprinkles.
Some days, love is simple. Every day, love is ours.
HUGE thanks to the world's best neighborhood donut shop, Pip's Original in Portland, OR, for being so wonderful and welcoming for our little family. You all are tops. And your donuts are good too.