Holy cow child - YOU. ARE. LOUD.
Everyone who knows you knows that you are loud, you want your way, and you want it NOW!
Boy does your Daddy Ben have a thing for you though. You are the first baby girl that snuggled right into him and stole his heart. And boy do you like him too.
I love it, absolutely love it, when you say "Mommy!" and come running into my arms.
You are a brute to say the least, no body is going to push you around. I should have known when I had 9 year olds telling me that you were "picking on them" at the play places we frequent that I was gonna be in for it.
You have taught me that it does not matter what other people think, especially in the stores we go to. Sometimes I wish I had a sign to hold up that said:
"I am not responsible for the behavior of this child, please send all dirty looks to the people who raised her for the first 18 months of her life!
Oh! And the state won't let me use any form of discipline on her that might actually work. Blame them too."
But, you are worth it, you are truly my lesson in humility and, quite frankly, maybe I needed it.
I hope that some day all these things that are driving me crazy right now will be finely tuned in order to make you that much more on fire for the things you care about. I hope that your not so little personality builds you a life that you love and that is all about HIM.
I can see what could be. What can be.
And hopefully I will get to see what WILL BE.
I love you, my crazy little woman.
PS Today, again, I was told "Boy you can't deny her! She looks just like you!" to which I laugh inside thinking about what God has planned for me and a baby that I didn't make, but that looks "just like me". I have a feeling it is gonna be good.