Another post for the grandparents. It has been a very long winter, and a tough one, in many ways. I have been hibernating, insulating myself against the cold, waiting for change, thinking about things. I am relishing these last few weeks of Felix being my baby. I always feel a little bit sad to usurp the place of the youngest one. Trying to make choices that move me towards slowness, appreciation, contemplation–even with almost-four little ones.