Robin came home sick. I have been holding her and just being still with her this afternoon and evening. While we were sitting in the family room, the other kids were singing and doing the dishes. I love these kids — their beautiful voices and vibrant personalities. We had dinner tonight all together, after Nicole slipped in right at the end, and just talked and sang and laughed and were together. We need this slow, unstructured time together, just loving each other and taking time to hear each other. The fun singing and harmonizing and energy and connecting unites us in ways that are hard to explain. Music reaches that deeper place of understanding and connection. Voices in sweet harmony, on a slow evening.