Our holiday card reflects one of the most spectacular elements of our year and, I think, of our daughters' lives. I recently looked back over a few notes I had scribbled about their developmental milestones. Last December, when Cricket had just turned 3 and Nora was 19 months, we noticed they suddenly transitioned from playing around each other to playing together. They haven't stopped since. They are soulmates, attached at the hip, devastated after I broke the news to them that they are not, in fact, twins. When they are not scratching, pulling hair or tackling (okay, okay, they are doing that a lot of the time), what they bring to each other is the simplest gift: joy.
We wish these things for you over the holidays and the coming year: peace from the stress around you, the love of family and friends and, above all, JOY. (And a regular dose of the great outdoors too.) Happy Holidays, my friends!
I'm Julia Soplop, writer and photographer. I believe there is something profound in bearing witness to moments of joy and pain in others’ lives. My husband, three girls and I live outside of Chapel Hill, NC. You can read more about me here.