Last week, spent in one of our very favorite places, had all the ingredients necessary for making a wonderful home away from home for us - plenty of sun and water; good rainy camp days too; all the things we like to do; a break from those things that distract us; and the most important ingredients of all...the seven of us together. We, as a family, and particularly Steve and I as parents, talk so often about how it is that we can support the passions and interests of seven very different people in our days and in these years that sometimes feel overflowing. And though we work so hard to do just that - to support everyone and their passions individually - I do believe that the most powerful thing we can do as parents is to nurture and honor the whole of our family. The 'whole' of us got a lot of love, attention and focus this week, and for that, we are all so full up and glad. We are arriving home feeling calm of heart, full of gratitude for your words of love and support sent our way about our sweet Banjo, and now excited and ready to dive on into the full month that lies ahead for us all, together.