LM is watching BRAVE. It is the end of a long holiday break where we have spent a bunch of time with family and friends. There arestill even a couple of days coming up but I go back to work tomorrow and LM back to school on Thursday. Wake-up times will be pushed earlier and life will resume. That’s good too. It is good to have a rhythm to break so that you can appreciate that break even more!
So, Lucy is watching BRAVE and Dad-E and I are enjoying the opportunity to not pay direct attention to one or both children. Actually, he’s paying bills and I’m writing this blog.
I was upstairs for a minute and when I came back down there is a folded up piece of paper towel on the table. It has letters on it. DULTHOO. I look at LM and say, “Is this a note for me? Dulthoo?” And she says, “Turn it over”. I turn it over and very carefully written out is Lucy’s first word other than her name. LOVE. I said, “Love? Lucy, you wrote love?” And she replied, “I wrote love? I wrote that for you.”
I am very lucky and I have done something good in this world by bringing her into it. LM is a source of very pure love and that’s an invaluable contribution. Believe me when I tell you that I know her well – all of her strengths and areas to strengthen. I know that she can be passionately obstinate at times. Everything about her is passionate. I think, for the most part, I see her as who she is. I’m probably tougher on her than most people. But I know for sure that she has a very special heart and an ability to love that is admirable.
So, baby, I recorded this story for you. I love you too – so much.