Logically, I recognize that I should not be amazed this delicious little pork bun who made me a fierce Mom.
Picture taken by the fabulous Jacquie Blackman
Grew into this little baby with a charming disposition.
Picture by Michelle Hotchin
This amazing little person who travels easily (as long as we let her roam). Charming the pants off of the most hardened of stewards and passengers. Be it by plane, car or boat she has got game.
Not only is she game for adventure but she has become this insatiably curious person who loves to check out the world around her. A person who loves to be at the cottage in all seasons and climes.
On cold days with appropriate gear she's endless for the outside.
To be able to watch this person trying out the world on her own schedule widens my perspective and expands my own horizons. To see her strike out in the unknown gives me courage to try new things and to practice what is hard to do at first go.
I know that these are all the natural stepping stones of humanity and that given proper care and treatment all kids go through these stages.
It just seems so very dangerous and unlikely. She was so small and helpless it seems impossible that they could make it through the gauntlet of my clumsiness and of life's twists. For god's sake her head was so big her spine couldn't hold it up and her feet were only ONE INCH LONG.
Such questionable engineering that leads to such a magical person.
Look at her now. Happy Fourth Fenner.