you can see it start. the beginning of uncontrollable happiness. in the arms first. they tense up like she just can’t help herself. then her eyes start to twinkle. her nose scrunches up like the back of a Shar Pei. and there it is. the smile. a smile that makes me smile. i just can’t help myself. it’s contagious. no matter what is going on in my life at that very moment. good or bad. it is all forgotten while i smile. while we smile together.

thank you Ella Jade for making me smile a hundred times a day for the last six months. happy half year my beautiful baby girl. you are truly are a gift.