This past weekend, my brother Robert, his partner Christina and their baby daughter (my niece!) Lily came for a visit. This was their first travels with a baby, and it was wonderful to see them. Seeing my "little" brother as a smitten father is incredibly sweet, and having a darling baby in the house again, even for a short while, was marvelous. It reminded me and Markus of just how much our girls have grown and changed, and how quickly (too quickly!) it all happens.
Lily celebrated her first birthday last month, but we had a little party for her here too. I miss our life and our friends in Perth, but being able to share time with family again helps me know in my heart that this choice is right for us at this time. I wouldn't want to miss this.