Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Kids say the most lovely, heart-swelling things. Sometimes they work at it. They want to express their love. I see them work hard to put feelings into words.

These emotions are intense and hard to articulate. I know, because I struggle to come up with new ways to say them too.

Sometimes the most expressive of these tender words just slip out. Tonight Finny woke up as I was heading into bed. She didn't open her eyes, but she wrapped her arms around my neck in her tight and uniquely Finny way.

"Mumma," she said, "if I didn't have you...my life would be a real stinker."

Right back at you, baby girl.

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