So this lady, the one I find myself butting heads with the most (only because we are so very much a mirror of one another), has days like today where she not only amazes me but astounds me. She is just so far beyone what I could hope she would be in her 8 year old self. She connects with us, she eases through a day that could be hard, she is kind to her core, she is wise, and she just gets what you are saying and more. She sees beyond the words you try to instill and actually gets the backstory. Today, on the heels of a trip to Grandma and Grandpa's with all the tiredness that usually brings and with me sicker than I can remember being in recent memory, she pulled together this complete package of loveliness. She "made" us breakfast this morning of apple and pear salad and cereal. She pampered me and checked on me and even offered me an ice pack for a raging headache...she was all things incredible. And to top off all this inner awesomeness, I looked at her today and she took my breath away. She is stunning. Truly beautiful. Isn't it amazing how you can live with your children every day and sometimes still be surprised by something you see everyday. But she is just such a beautiful soul in and out and I am so very lucky to be part of who she is becoming!!