She is my shadow.
This little girl - this beautiful mama's girl - is my shadow. Her little eyes follow me around wherever I go. Am I setting a good example? While I am never far away, her tiny "mama" is said over and over again, filling the whole house. My little shadow. This phase is challenging, rewarding, crazy, fulfilling, exhausting, surprising, exhilarating, frustrating, and beautiful. Every week she grows and learns. New words pour out of her mouth - some make sense, others don't. She masters new skills and stumbles on others. Always wondering what I am doing and wishing she could do the same.