Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Our Little Ones

Josh and I were watching Sophia play on the floor last night and we started thinking about how unplanned and unexpected she was. We had both been fine with living out the rest of our lives with our one sweet Eve; then along came Sophie. It was so hard to adjust our expectations and lives to welcome her, but we did it and here she is.
When Eve came along, I felt so unprepared and young and I rushed her babyhood. I was always impatient for the next stage and now that I know how fast it goes by, I am determined not to make the same mistake with Sophia.
Sophia is such a joy to me. She is so sweet and cheerful. When I go in her room to get her up from naps she is usually awake and laying there quietly waiting for me. Now that she's eating enough she's getting chubbier and I can't get over how cute she is. She adores Eve, who can always get a smile out of her and make her giggle. I love the pictures I get of the two of them together. They are so silly together.
Before Josh and I were married, we would talk about how we wanted two girls who could grow up to be friends. We wanted them close enough in age to share life experiences and far enough to have different friends. How lucky we are to have received all of that!
I should be used to how sweet and wonderful Eve is by now, but every time she does something extra sweet I am taken aback. She continues to be generous and kind and loving. She will be wandering around the house in all her beautiful things, singing to herself and following some elaborate story line in her head, when she will drift up to me and say " Mommy, do you know what? I love you so much." She is always gentle and patient with her sister and eager to show all of us how much she loves us.
If I had tried to design the perfect children, I know I would have fallen short of the perfection I have received in my two girls. They are not only what I've always wanted, but they are exactly what I've always needed.

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