My best friend’s baby.
Lauren and I officially became best friends in the second grade. We were so committed to our friendship that we videotaped what I can only describe as a marriage ceremony for friendship, complete with vows (“I do solemnly swear to be your best friend for ever and ever, amen.”)
When I moved overseas in third grade our friendship only intensified, and we started a tradition of letter writing that hasn’t abated yet.
I love Lauren like I love my family, and to see her as a mother is to see her as beautiful as I ever have. Todd and I spent a couple short days with Lauren, David and six-week-old Felix earlier this month. Here are a few images of their day-to-day in the new baby whirlwind.