I've been low the past few days. The beautiful, sunny 25 degree weather has left town, leaving 6 degree rainy (sometimes snowy) weather in its stead. Suffice it to see, I've been feeling like the weather. I'm missing daily outings on foot with Ember and our little condo is feeling quite cramped right now.
My mood is picking up however, much in part to the gift from my little chubby cheeked strawberry. After a brief power nap earlier today, I hoisted Ember up to standing on my lap for a little chat. She likes to talk about her dreams. Instead of babbling about her adventures in la-la-land this morning, she put her hands on either side of my face, leaned in with an open mouth and rested it on my cheek for 5 seconds. She then pulled back and came in for another.
How my heart swelled! A kiss!!! A wet, and thoughtful little kiss!!!
She stood on my lap after this little act of love and smiled at me. I beamed back at her and gave her a squeeze as my eyes welled up with tears. It's nice having my personal ray of sunshine.