Tonight we read two long books and prayed together. But I could delay my depart no longer as I could hear your sister freaking out crying. I promised to return as soon as she was in bed for the night.
When I came back in you were near zzz’s, but still offered up a sleepy and oh so pure smile as I snuggled in to spoon you. I lay there wishing I could stay and thinking about how beautiful that smile is. You are the most beautiful thing I have ever seen. And Penny is the most beautiful thing I have ever seen. How is that possible? I look at you and can’t imagine seeing anything more beautiful. And then I look at Penny and I can’t imagine setting my eyes on anything more gorgeous. And then I look back at you and I’m back where I started.
When I look at you I feel I am looking at an indescribably breathtaking sunrise over the steadily lapping ocean as dolphins leap into the air while drinking the most delicious cup of coffee and eating a cake Jesus made Himself. I can’t believe I get to experience that daily, hourly… every minute of every day. I don’t get that feeling because of your looks alone, though that likely would be enough to elicit those feelings. What I love most about you is that you are so drop dead gorgeous yet you are also the sweetest girl I have ever known and you’re a legit goofball to boot. I love that along with your beauty comes an ever present sing-song voice with a little lisp to it. I love that with your goofy sense of humor comes this wholehearted compassion. I love that you freely offer me as many hugs and kisses as I want. I picture you to be the girl at school that turns all the heads and, as you do, puts a smile on those faces and a laugh in those bellies as you pass.
I’m so proud of who you are, so excited to see who you become, and so honored to be a part of the sculpting process. I love you Maisy.
With all my heart,