To anyone on the outside, these last 8 months probably seem pretty depressing. But in some ways, it has been the opposite. Despite all that is so obviously wrong I am amazed by all that is right. I am continually blown away by the awesome people that have woven themselves into our life. People who so obviously care for my daughter and want to make a difference. Because of the hard work of a group of dedicated individuals, Tatyanna continues to attend school several days a week. She is currently in a regular grade 2 class with the help of a couple of support aides. Although, at a grade 2 level, the work becomes a little more demanding and Tatyanna and her aides often float around the school looking for where ever the fun is happening. The kids at her school are equally amazing and I often find pictures or notes tucked into her bag, drawn by fellow students.
I haven't had nearly enough coffee to come up with a good segue into this next part. Tomorrow marks the start of a new year and with it the requisite resolutions and commitments. Because my journey as an aspiring photographer and a mom to a Battens kiddo have often been so closely intertwined, I am planning to embark on a 365 project. The goal is to take one picture every day for an entire year. Not only will it