Xandra is mini-me. We have been in another rough patch, but really it's just between me & her.
She is so much like me, it's actually scary at times.
It's a lot like looking in a mirror.
It would be all fine & well, if she would have just picked up only my wonderful qualities!
But, no... she had to pick up on some of the bad ones, too.
Suddenly, I see all the things I sometimes say & do that I know in my heart I shouldn't... reflected back at me in the form of a little blonde, 5-year-old girl.
It's not always pretty.
|"Pure love is a willingness to give without a thought of receiving anything in return."|
But sometimes, I see the nurturing qualities that have always lived in my heart...
She adores her baby dolls.
She feeds them
She burps them
She wraps them in blankets
She puts them down for naps (& makes us all be quiet while they "sleep")
|"From a pure heart anything can be accomplished."|
She does not, however, keep the babies clothed.
We're going to have to work on that.
|"Pretty much all honest truth-telling there is in the world is done by children."|
~Oliver Wendell Holmes
I feel so privileged to see this love come out in her.
She is such a wonderfully, loving, caring, sensitive child...
|"Love is a beautiful thing that can only be created by a person with a pure heart."|
I hope life is gentle on her, so she never feels the need to close that incredible heart of hers!
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