I remember her little hands, holding on tightly to the edge of the table or sofa, keeping her steady as she learned to walk and explore the world around her.

And then her hands, writing stories about ogee bears and puppy dogs. 

Now her hands make music, knit fun little creatures, and create programs that help others collect data.

I am holding on to that memory of those little hands  and looking forward to the stories of travel and exploration that we will write in the months to come.