Friday, April 11, 2008

A Smile Through the Tears

I just love this picture. Something about the way she is smiling through her tears with chocolate on her face just tugs at my heart strings.

This one photo shows that she is surprisingly strong-willed yet irresistably charming. She is tough and tumble yet gentle and loving. She is wildly expressive yet shy and demure. It combines her vulnerability and innocence while showing her resilience-not to mention her love of saying "Cheese" for the camera- in any situation!

It reminds me of "What is a Girl? by Alan Beck:

"Little girls are the nicest things that happen to people. They are born with a little bit of angel shine about them and though it wears thin sometimes, there is always enough left to lasso your heart. A little girl can be sweeter, and badder, oftener than anyone else in the world. ... She is loudest when you are thinking, the prettiest when she provokes you, the quietest when you want to show her off and the most flirtatious when she absolutely must not get the best
of you again. Who else can cause you more grief, joy, irritation, satisfaction, embarrassment and genuine delight than this combination...? Just when your patience is ready to crack, her sunshine peeks through and you've lost again. And when your dreams tumble down and the whole world is a mess she can make you a king when she climbs on your knee and whispers, "I love you best of all."

She is all of this and so much more! She is MY GIRL


momtoo said...

What to say? Your quote said it all, and now that my girl(s) are over 30, I've always felt that way!
Love you "GIRLS".