“A mother’s love for her child is like nothing else in the world. It knows no law, no pity. It dares all things and crushes down remorselessly all that stands in its path.” Agatha Christie
Agatha Christie is one of my favorite authors. I’ve read nearly all of her books. Interestingly, I read this quote at some point in my life, but only now does it resonate.
Even though I thought I would never have kids, I was destined to have Caroline. A destiny I embrace every day, even if it’s laced with a bit of exasperation from time to time. I loved Caroline before she even came into this world, and my love for her grows every day. It’s a physical emotion if there even is such a thing. One look, and it feels as if my heart is actually swelling. So, now when I read this quote, I don’t just read it, I embody it, and will until the day I die.
I love you Caroline. May you never, ever question that one truism.
This picture hangs in Caroline’s room. Tonight Caroline says, “I lay in a nest.” To which I think, what? Then she says, “when I was a baby I was a bird, but I’m not a bird.”
I guess it does look like a nest.
Time to upgrade Caroline, so we can stop using the carrier car seat for Mason.
Caroline and I did a little craft project to count down our days until our beach trip. Sometimes I’m the crafty Mom. Not often, but sometimes.
Caroline is not allowed to touch the computer, and that includes the iPad. To get around this she says, “I’m Mommy, and you Caroline. No touch.”
Dennis got the vacuum out and Caroline insisted on getting hers from upstairs. She mirrored everything he did. The cutest part was when he used the hose to get in the corners and under stuff, she used her hose which also detaches and cleaned under Tucker’s bed, the coffee table and around Snickers’ kennel. The best part was when Dennis put the vacuum away in the garage, she put hers right next to it.
This morning I was feeding baby brother his bottle. We were in his room, and Caroline asked what is that? I told her that’s the humidifier. Then she repeated the word, her eyes got real wide, and she asked, there’s fire in there!
I couldn’t help but laugh out loud.