You are the sweetest thing. You love to make us laugh. You give an enthusiastic "hi" to every single person in the grocery store. You give unsolicited kisses to your baby sister in my belly. You bring me shoes to wear when you see me putting on socks and fetch the dust pan when we pull out the broom. When you can tell I'm frustrated with you, you look deeply into my eyes and tentatively say "hi," and I am so thankful, because it forces me to search those deep blue windows to your soul and take a breath and pause and remember who you are - my daughter, a toddler, a sinner in need of grace, just like me. You are a gift and I am so blessed to be your mama. 

December 16, 2015