Sloane, at nine
I want to remember...
- her joy at getting glasses and her wonder at just how beautiful the world really is.
- the first time she saw a picture of herself without glasses and didn't like it because they had already become so much a part of her.
- the way that she grew closer and closer to her Daddy as she began to share more and more of his interests.
- that she just couldn't cheer for the Cardinals to win the world series, even though we live in Missouri. They had beaten the Braves; her Daddy's team from way back.
- the time she had to write a commercial for class. She chose to do one about Relyn Lawson photography.
- her excitement in doing things or buying gifts for other people.
- the time she put her hands on her hips and said, "Mom. We have GOT to do something about this closet."
- the way she grew into her height and is now proud of being the tallest student at her school instead of embarrassed by it.
- her first pimple and how earnestly she asked me to help her take care of her skin.
- her passionate desire to grow her hair out, and the willingness to take care of it herself.
- how astute her observations of other people are.
- that she is always considerate of others.
- how well she respects others' privacy - I am a Nosey Nelly myself.
- her exact tone of voice when she's fully ready for school and asks, "How do I look?"
- her first crush.
- her willingness to forgive and move on.