(this is a couple weeks overdue- Gracie had her 1st birthday on July 23. We are currently the midst of toddlerhood!!!!)
You are also so sweetly compassionate. If mommy (or anyone) is sad (or pretends to be sad), you always give a hug and you love to give kisses to everyone. You'll even give hugs and kisses just for the asking!
Being your mommy has taught me so many things. First, I am not in control. Everyday has been an opportunity to ask our Lord for help...to realize that I don't have it together- but thankfully, He holds the world easily in his hands. Secondly, all my experience with babies did not teach me that you would come out with your own opinions already formed. My mind was set on so many things and as early as 1 week you showed me that you already had a mind. You have to have blankie....you had to be swaddled, but if we couldn't do it just right, you let us know. You only tolerated the pacifier (the one that I hated, btw!! LOL) until you found your thumb. Now, you only like good food- real, flavorful food, to scuttle crab- crawl, and to only play in a warm pool. You are so interesting my sweet girl!!!