It’s Labour Day today, the last holiday of the summer, and of course the heralding of the new school year tomorrow. I hope you’re all ready, students, parents and teachers! But even if you’re not going back to school, I hope you had a restful and fun long weekend.
For us, though, we’ve got extra reason to celebrate: this Labour Day happens to be September 7th, Caleb’s birthday – he is officially one year old! There’s been, um, a few cakes, and a few presents, but also just a celebration of a happy and healthy and beautiful kid.
It’s hard to believe that it’s been one year since Caleb came roaring into our lives, maybe because most days it seems like he hasn’t stopped. Having Caleb has been a little like starting this business – if we had truly known the real risk and the hard work and trials I think we may have been scared off completely, but having been foolhardy enough to do both, we couldn’t imagine it any other way.
It’s both a bit of mourning that Caleb’s babyhood is over, but also of course a celebration of his having reached one year, and us having kept a baby alive and laughing (most of the time) for a year. It truly takes a village to raise a child, and all of you who have supported our family business over these few years have been the reason our family has food on the table and a certain one of us has diapers on his bottom.