We are the Croziers!
Our life together started as far back as our childhood, while playing junior squash for the Manitoba provincial team. We knew each other existed, but that was the extent of our interaction at the time. Fast forward six years and it then became love at first re-sight.
One of my most favourite childhood memories is of my mother. You often found her in the kitchen, creating an intricate and delicious meal for her family and friends. Entertaining is an important part of her life. She really took pride in finding just the right recipe. Often, my bedtime routine as a young child would end like this…I would lay my blanket between the walkway from the kitchen to the dining room and watch her prepare a meal. I would be in complete awe of how composed and calculated she was. She was in her happy place. I would drift off to sleep to the aroma and sounds of sizzling garlic and onions. That was truly the ultimate sound machine, and probably a big part of why I find comfort in food so much to this day.
As cliché as it sounds my favourite memory of Iain was the day Tessa was born. As most parents know, it was a complete life altering moment for both Iain and I. From one minute we were a couple, to the next we were a family. Our bond had grown ten-fold within one brief moment. I remember as soon as she entered this world, tears filled Iain’s eyes and pure love poured out of them. This was one of those moments in your life you will never forget and would be impossible to challenge.
We don’t love them based on their merits or achievements, we love them in an open-ended unconditional way that we hope with some foresight will show them what it means to be a compassionate human being.
Our little firecracker Tessa has a brilliant mind. Her tenacity and eagerness for learning is one of her best traits. My favourite memory so far with her is the first time she walked. We were at the one year mark, and she had not crawled yet. Like worrisome parents do, we were wondering if she was maybe a little bit behind. Then one day we were sitting with her in the playroom. She was holding Iain’s hands and she just straightened her legs and pulled her little body up, leaned forward, and took some guided steps. I could not have been more proud of her and the huge smile on her face told us she felt the same.
This sweet soul has the most expressive face you’ve ever seen. He wears his emotions on his sleeve and has such a kind heart. My fondest memory of Scotch so far is the day we brought Monty home from the hospital. We were nervous about bringing a new baby home to an almost two year old toddler, in fear that jealousy would ensue. How wrong we were. All he wanted to do was hold and kiss him, and to this day he showers him with love, hugs and sings him songs when he cries.
My littlest baby Monty has a beautiful temperament. He is by far the most exploratory baby. My favorite time with him is when he first wakes from a sleep. He is so happy to see you come in his room. He quickly lays face down and pretends to be asleep then looks back over his shoulder at you with a huge gummy smile. Being coy is his favourite game. Repeat this, two to three times before he then gets a pickup and snuggled.
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