gracie, 10 months old, is at a most delicious, perfect little baby stage. she still has all of her soft & sweet baby charms. and now her personality is really making itself known. she has humor, she has spunk, she is clever, and she can talk, and talk, and talk. i am continually amazed by how much she understands, and can communicate. she has mastered each family member's name, and calls them out in the same tone that her older siblings use. she spends much of her day calling for noah - whenever he is out of her line of vision, she calls, "nwa!". when she wakes up she calls for mom (ocassionally pronounced "bom" - not mama or mommy), and if i don't appear soon enough, she'll move quickly down the line of family names, trying them all. kitty is her favorite word, and is used for kitties, doggies, and anything else small and furry. she feels it is very important to fold her arms when we pray.
....so incredibly precious, each day with her is full of blessings.
this morning in an unexpected moment of clarity, i was humbled by how much love my children are willing to share with me, and how often i block it with my busy-ness, or mixed-up priorities, or impatience. to have the love of such precious people, moment by moment, is a blessing more than anyone can deserve. i feel most undeserving.....and very, very grateful.