- The power of everything that comes out of your mouth as a parent.
- Family photos
Kevin has been campaigning for us to take a family picture for months now. His argument makes all the logical sense in the world: he wants to preserve this period in family history, before Sophie grows and changes. And though I generally dislike all posed pictures (the tight forced smiles, the artificial arrangements, the staged environment), I am glad that we have several envelopes full of pictures that have frozen Sophia at various points in time. These images capture her in ways that I cannot conjure on my own. They provide me with the illusion of memory, something I can attach my narrative to.