I shared my 2016 video here last year and I am happy to have completed another full year using this documentation method. I was even more chill this time around and while I recorded often (out of habit) I usually only updated the app every few weeks. If I didn't have a video for each day I just pulled something from around the same time and called it good enough. It was (much) less thought about this time around but it is equally as special.
As with so much of what we share online, this video is a highlight reel. These are the everyday moments where I was happy enough and engaged enough to press record. I didn't capture any fights or illness or tears or worry or fears or frustration. Not because those moments don't matter (they matter deeply) but because so often when we are sick or sad or hurting our energy goes into that, not into "documenting."
Just like last year, when I watch this I feel overwhelming gratitude. For the girls, for Paul, and for the everyday moments that make up our lives.