*this post is oh, exactly a month late*
My Dear Grace,
I adore you. From the moment I laid eyes on you I knew my life was forever changed. Now, three years later you have amazed me in so many ways.
I love when you come up with new things, like the other day when you said "Look Mommy, an octagon." I didn't even realize you knew the word octagon never mind how to use it. Or when you sing bits and pieces of songs from here and there. I love that you are always learning and wanting to know WHY - even when I don't give good answers. Sometimes Mommy just doesn't know. And I see that mind turning constantly - seeing and absorbing.
I'm sorry about that too, that absorbing you're doing. That frustrated noise you make? Yeah, you got that from watching me. And I know that my attitude has a huge role in how you behave during the day.
But when I listen to you sing "You Are My Sunshine" to anyone who will listen, or when you go hold someone's hand because they look sad - those are the moments that just melt my mommy heart. You are such a sweet little girl and want everyone to be happy.
I love how you love your sister and you look out for her. I have to remind you sometimes that I'm the mom, but only because you are mimicing the things I do and the corrections I may give.
You love fruit - especially strawberries - but you will not eat meat, except bacon and all things breaded. If I would let you live on milk and cereal you would be a happy camper although you remind me daily that you really like candy.
Grace, I am so excited to be your mom. Thanks for making my world so much better!