When we first met Owen he didn't smile much. He was a tough and angry little baby for lots of very legitimate and understandable reasons. It took him a while to come into his own. I remember that in those first few months of mothering him I had the profound feeling that I was literally watching him bloom, watching him blossom. At this point I can honestly say that Owen is now truly the happiest person I've ever known -- ever -- in my entire life. Owen truly loves life. Kyle and Owen both do. For sure. But so much of the time it is just so totally, totally transparent with Owen. For me, Owen embodies so many, many things. One of them is that in his three short years of life so far, Owen -- his whole entire self, his whole entire life -- is the embodiment of resilience. To me, he is the epitome of transcendence. This photo was taken yesterday afternoon in our yard. I hooked up the hose for the first time this spring. Owen was loving it. But then again, he was loving pretty much every moment of the entire day. Happy Love Thursday everyone!