I love when I get to visit with Katherine, Andrew, and Gracie P. This was my third session with this sweet little threesome. The first was a maternity session, but I count it still, as GP was clearly the star of the show. (Still is!)
There is something about this little girl that reminds me so much of Katherine when she was a little girl.
I've known Katherine a long time... since 4th grade to be exact. And, I don't know about you, but sometimes when I've known someone a long time, I don't really see them as they are now. I see them as they were. To me, when I see Katherine, I see her as she was in her 4th grade yearbook photo, side pony tail, giant bow & all!
When I met up with these three, I was immediately struck at how much GP reminds me of 4th grade Katherine. There was something in her little mannerisms, the way she crinkles her nose when she smiles that is undeniably alllllllllllll her mama.
I remarked to Katherine about this, and she was pretty surprised. Turns out, no one ever says GP looks like Katherine. In fact, it's the opposite-- everyone says how much she favors Andrew. I tried to see it, and I guess I do a little, but still, for me. it's mostly all Katherine.
Whomever GP favors will most certainly change over the years. At 3 she may look just like Andrew, or identical to Katherine. But at 13, she may remind us all of Katherine's older sister, or her mother.
The thing is, none of that really matters. What matters is who her parents are; how wonderful these two humans are.
It matters that they already love her more than life, and that they shower her with all their affection and attention. It matters that they are kind, and just, and know how to treat others.
They lead by example.
They are love, in action.
Thank you again, Lupos, for inviting me into your life here in Virginia for a few moments. I love when you visit, and I can't wait to see you again.
All my love,