Monday, August 10, 2009
Four years ago today, this little girl made me a mom.
When she entered our world and each day since she brought joy, laughter, insight, fun, hugs, kisses, challenges, tears, and more love than words can say.
When I was about 6 or 7 months pregnant with Caroline, I had a conversation with a man I've known since I was young. His eyes lit up as spoke about his own children and the capacity of our hearts to love them. I thought I understood him as I nodded and voiced my agreement, but oh how two or three months can change that perspective.
I know now what he was talking about. While Caroline entered the world at 6 lbs., 12 ozs, 21 inches long at 11:32 am, there are no numbers or words that can adequately express the weight she has in my life. It's that weight in the world, that God-given "Caroline-ness" that she is that has taught me more about that love each day.
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