For Addie's date this month, we decided to finally retrace the path Ellie and I took years ago to hunt down stained glass windows. That trip with Ellie years ago will likely remain on my list of best days ever had, and I knew that Addie would enjoy it just as much.
The Cathedral Basilica of the Immaculate Conception was just as pretty as I remember it, and Addie was quick to pick her favorite window.
Sadly, though, that's just about the end of how my adventure with Addie was similar to the one I shared with Ellie. I didn't realize how lucky Ellie and I were that day, when just about every knock on a church door was answered by a kind person welcoming us inside. All the other churches were this time, and no one answered Addie's knocks.
Heartbreaking in a way, but heart melting in another, don't you think?
Brown Palace did not let us down either, but Addie reminded me of something that I had temporarily forgotten... Life is too short to get upset when things don't work out according to plan. Life gives you a magic wand. Sometimes you have to shake it a bit to get it to work.