Maria and her husband, Mickey, started dating in high school, so we have decades of memories we share. Iain, of course, came into the mix seven years ago, but was so welcomed and celebrated by them, that it just feels like family.
The Richard kids (there are 3 boys and a firecracker of a girl) have been head-over-heal-nuts for Gianna since we first brought her home. The two youngest kids, William and Sarah, have an intense fondness for her. For three hours that afternoon...I didn't have to chase Gianna. Those two were amazing with her. I was so grateful for the gift of being able to eat and visit without constantly getting up. (Not that I mind taking care of my child, but the break is refreshing.)
I didn't pull out my camera til we were getting ready to leave, but I managed to get a few shots...
We love you, Richards.