For Mother’s Day, what I most wanted was just a little time to hike alone in my favorite park, which is conveniently located just minutes from our home. Fortunately Chris was well enough to take Josh and I was well enough to hit the trail. Here are some photos from my hike. The forest was welcoming spring and bursting with the lightest greens and fresh growth. And there were moments where this hike blended with, and became, every hike I’ve ever taken in life. This surreal moment that only seems to occur in nature, makes my entire life feel so connected and, somehow, validated. I always end up with tears streaming down my face. And I know it will all be okay, no matter what paths my feet shall encounter in the week(s) ahead.