Having a daughter is a truly remarkable blessing. Watching her as she embraces each day with excitement, curiosity, and laughter is almost breathtaking. You could say she doesn't know how cute and adorable she is to all of those around her......oh wait, she does know exactly how cute and adorable she is, and she milks every moment of it.
This past weekend I celebrated my (we'll just call it 23rd, since that is what Kaya says) birthday. I was opening my gifts from my in-laws and had some really beautiful pajamas. I was excited to receive them-because who doesn't love wonderful pajamas & gowns-but not as excited as Kaya.
As soon as I opened the box, she took off her clothes to put my gowns on. She pranced around in my new houseshoes and gowns and talked about how "beoootiful" she was. She was in heaven.
It took me back to when I was young and used to watch my mom put on her makeup. There wasn't a prettier woman in the world in my eyes. I couldn't wait to be big enough to put on makeup too. I also remember sneaking in her closet and trying on her heels.
It kind of blows my mind now that I have someone looking at me with that same admiration.
It also makes me understand how my mom must have felt too. As much as I loved my mom, I had no ideal how incredible her love as a mother was for me.
Don't you love this pose? It looks like Kaya is thinking, "It is so hard to be so glamorous and pretty."
I'm glad I got such great gifts for my birthday. I'm even more grateful that I have such a precious daughter to share them with.