My little Olive is turning into a big Olive. She was 6 months on the 29th of July and I am shocked at how fast this 6 months has gone. Everyone told us “it goes so fast” and I believed them but I really can’t believe how fast it does go. She has this personality that makes me laugh and tear up everyday. I see so much of both of us in her that I imagine what kind of child she will be. I forget about lists I have, responsibilities I have when I look at her, nothing else matters. I know that she is the greatest thing Steve and I have done, if we never go on to do anything “great” in our own lives I know that we created a pretty special human. I have been struggling with the dynamic of family recently. I have been handed a very difficult task of forgive and forget and I am finding it very hard to do either let alone both. But with that I know that I want Olive to forgive and forget so I am trying to set good examples and find some peace with in the hell. I want her family to be everything I always wanted and it’s my job to make sure she gets that. I wonder what the next 6 months will bring? Besides walking, some words and snow! yuck! Looking forward is all I can do right now and right now we are planning for the big year one!