This morning I was preparing breakfast, and usually I hear a cry followed by "Mama", but today I heard talking accompanied by music coming from upstairs. I followed the sound and found Joy in her crib playing with her toys and her Ocean Wonder's Aquarium, which lights up the crib.
She told me about the fish. Their bubbles. I saw her hair messy and she was smiling.
Today, I realized I have a daughter. Not just a baby, but a little girl.
Now that she is talking, walking, and has her own opinions I watch the baby fade away. I now see her, a toddler, almost two.
I am beginning to know her, this little girl who is my daughter. Who is stronger than ever, wears pretty capes and dragon costumes, likes fancy shoes and wrestles with everyone. I could type so much more about this little person I am learning more about...for now I'll stop here.
This morning felt like a dream.