This is our walk home from school. Suddenly, just in the past week, there are buds in the trees and the very first cherry blossoms are starting to appear. Claudine likes to spot them on every tree and bush along the way. I think we can all agree that it’s been a really long winter, so I feel like we’re all clinging onto these little signs that better days are ahead. It was also a really long day today, sort of emotionally taxing with a lot of news to take in. But I ended the day with some friends and in the end that always makes things better.