Guess what Little Lady? Your mom and dad are coming home today! You woke me up this morning to your favorite phrase “Auntie Ori!” and wanting to play Peek-a-Boo. So that’s exactly what we did before actually starting the day. I think every morning should start with a little fun like that. It’s so heartwarming to wake up to your smiling face every morning.
Today we danced to our girl T. Swift and the queen B herself, Beyoncé. I think you might have the hand-on-your-hip thing down pat by now. Attitude girl, attitude! We blew bubbles and you chased them around the apartment. Bodhi thought they were pretty cool too. We read almost all of our books again, The Preposterous Rhinoceros is your favorite, hands down. I’m going to have to send you a copy. :) Grandpa Kevin was in town on his way to Oregon. He, your Uncle Nick and Auntie Katie all came to see you today! You made them all laugh, like you always do.
Your Mommy and Daddy came around 8 to pick you up and bring you home. I think you may have ran through all of the emotions in the hour they were here. Your new cousin Jordyn and (now official) Auntie Malayna were with too. I can’t believe you were ever as tiny as she is. Time flies when you’re growing every single day!
Em, you are the most kind and caring little human I’ve ever met. Even though you don’t have all the words and the wisdom that comes with age, you feel so deeply. Far more than most adults I’ve ever met do. If I didn’t have a smile on my face even for a second this week, you’d come over to me, put your hand on my chin and look me in the eyes with the kindest smile. Your laugh is so contagious and your presence endearing. You pat people on the back when you hug them, you never forget to say Thank You and your soul is an old one; beyond your little 2 years of age. You are hilarious and full of energy, girly. You are my little mini-me. If I tip my head back laughing, you do the same. If I twirl around dancing, you twirl. If I tell you how much I love you, you look right back at me and tell me you love me too.
I can’t wait to see you again soon and I hope that we’ll get to have more weeks and moments like this as often as possible. I’m so so lucky to have you in my life, Emma. Thank you for making me the happiest of aunties this last week and every day. <3
James 1:17 – All that is good, all that is perfect, is given us from above; it comes down from the Father of all light; with him there is no such thing as alteration, no shadow caused by change.