One year ago we were in D.C. celebrating Easter. Our baby boy was growing in my belly. We were newly married. The Lincoln Memorial is such a sacred place for me. I love Lincoln. He’s at the head of my boardroom. He’s my inspiration, and my compass. Two year ago I led a guided meditation on these steps. It was incredible. One year later. I came with my husband and our little bun in the oven. The hopes the dreams. When I am here I pause. I reflect. I think. And feel the utmost gratitude. Gratitude for all my blessings. Yes, for me visiting the Lincoln Memorial is a spiritual experience. This year, we came and discovered a new way to the stairs. The elevator. Thanks to our son Sebastian, we learned a new part of the Lincoln Memorial. Thank you, buddy. And as we got there and walked around with him, he too walked around for the first time. This moment was full of love, emotions, and all heart. My son, my hope, my every dream, here walking with his mommy and daddy. Lincoln means a lot to my husband and I. We both have a mutual admiration and love for him. So much so that we have a portrait of him in our living room. One year later, here we are. With our baby boy a little over 9.5 months old. Beyond wild.
Marriage. A year later in our marriage. We returned here as Mr. + Mrs. and now as Mommy + Daddy to our son. Walking around we felt peaceful, gratitude, and a world of reflection. Standing in this space felt special, serene, peaceful. We sat on the steps and looked at the mall and took it all in. We decided to start a tradition of Intention setting for the coming year. Intention for our family and individual self. We took three mindful breaths and shared our intentions for our family and ourselves. In a sense it was a renewal. A renewal of us, our marriage, our hopes and dreams. We walked down the steps feeling the utmost gratitude for us, holding space for our year past, and feeling so much love. Before heading home we looked at the Lincoln Memorial from the bottom of the steps, took it in one more time. And continued on feeling peaceful, hopeful for our year ahead, grateful for each other, and full of love. Sending you all, love, peace, and more peace. Nancy #love