Gone are most of the nuances of her toddler & babyness.
She is confident and focused (most of the time) and articulate and compassionate (most of the time…though less-so with her brothers 😉 ) and she exhibits a maturity that captures me.
I have that impulse to freeze time so that she doesn’t get any older on me.
But then I am so fascinated and captured by watching her change and grow that the impulse passes.
I am deeply grateful to be able to watch her morph into the beautiful young woman she has the drive to be…