The date on the back of this photo says October 13, 2001. So many years ago. At that time in my life, so much was uncertain, but I knew that I wanted to hold on to him forever.
(Sorry about the CORN in the photo, but this IS Indiana.) Once a very long time ago, Shane's dad asked if we were ever separate in photos. If I could ever be in a picture with Shane without having my arm or hand on him in some way. I told him no, that I couldn't, and it's true. In eight years, I haven't wanted to let go. I hope I never do.
(This is my most very favorite of our recent touchy-touchy photos, even though I look like a pale, washed out version of myself, but HELLO, I just had a BABY.)