Just in case you haven't met her before, meet Violet.
Baby V (as we call her) is 2 years old (going on 12!) and just one of the sweetest things you can imagine... (Most of the time :) )
Everybody loves her....
(Pippin, Hannah's lovebird, and Violet)
"You tlean <clean> me up, Amy?"
I looked at her, her wide eyes looking up at me. That was a common line with her- she usually says that to whoever is around ("You tlean me up, Hannah? Melody?"). I grinned and said,
"Yes, sweetie, I'll clean you up."
She smiled and looked rather satisfied as she patiently waited for me to wet a clean wash rag.
During that short walk to and from the sink I was considering what a blessing she was, how much I loved her, my youngest sister, how she was one of my best friends... this was all going on in my MIND- mind you- I didn't say a WORD!
I walked over to her in the highchair with a wet washcloth in my hand. She looked up at me with her brilliantly blue, unblinking eyes and grinned widely. I began to wipe her face.
"You my best buddy?" she said.
I almost burst into tears.