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Tuesday, November 4, 2008

and then

your sister sends the most perfect card. because she knows you. or she knows herself. or she knows you both. it reminds me of us. and it reminds me of R. she twirls. she laughs. she shakes her hair like a pantene commercial. she loves shoes. she puts her hand in the air and says "taxi" (thank you urban babies wear black). she loves nothing more than a good mirror. or a good book. she loves to be rocked in your arms while you're singing a stevie wonder song in her honor and she'll concentrate so intently on your mouth so she sees every syllable. every pause. and then she'll sing it herself tomorrow. she knows the words. and it gets me thinking how i can't wait for her to be all of the amazing women in our family. and how she already is. all of them wrapped into one. and what that means is giving, feisty, thoughtful, hard-working, dainty, tough, independent, strong, loving, dramatic, funny, strong-willed, smart. and a little bit bossy.

3 comments:

RowdyGirls said...

that was lovely. something you might read to her on her wedding day or some equally eventful occasion.

Austin Aunt said...

And she knows how to spot the latest fashions in a magazine like no other two year old I know!

Jenny said...

ok, so was that supposed to make me cry? b/c it did. this could be a hallmark card itself!