Belle learned early on how flashing me a smile quickly melted my heart (along with my defenses). Let just say that many a time out were avoided by way of smiling. My baby is growing up; I am excited for all the memories we have yet to make, but my heart aches for the ones that have passed.
As I hugged Belle yesterday tears rolled down my face, and in turn she shed few of her own. At that moment I began to laugh thinking of the sappy pair we will soon make watching "chick-flicks" together. Maybe, just maybe I can handle this growing up stuff. And I am so very thankful that I grabbed one last shot of those baby teeth over the weekend.