Seven Months.

posted on: Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Oh baby girl,

I wish you could understand how reflective these pictures are of your life right now. Your personality has blossomed into that of a typical girl. In a blink of an eye you can revert from laughter and giggles to full-blown sobs without the slightest inclination of what went wrong. When not darting back and forth between trivial melodrama, your little mind seems to be so in tune with your surroundings. Recently, you've begun pick up on the slightest social cues--if someone is yelling you cry, whereas laughter from the television sends you into a fit of giggles and when your brother's temper tantrums begin to boil over you stare at him with a sense of confusion and worry. All signs point to the development of genuinely caring and alert personality. I wish I could say those attributes came from me...

Your fascination for the world around you also shows no bounds. You've started to rest on your haunches with all intentions of crawling soon and just this week you started to eat crackers. Sister, slow down! I want you to stay tiny for a bit longer, okay? Between your love for feeding yourself and your fascination with your brother's toys (which he is not enjoying) you have most certainly begun to gain your own independence.

Watching you grow has been one of the greatest blessings of parenthood. Your eyes gleam with delight when you learn a new task and your love for Brecken melts my heart daily. In a world that seems to be speeding downward into a chaotic abyss you hold a glimmer of hope that there is still so much good in the world.

I love you.


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