There are very few things on this earth that can bring more joy than a child. Their endearing smiles, uninhibited affection and contagious laughter have the ability to instantly drag us out of even the darkest of moods. They also have the ability to unknowingly help us get through some the hardest times life, such as losing someone we love.
A couple of years ago, this family – and the countless number of other people who loved her – had to say goodbye way, way too early to an amazing woman. I was one of the lucky ones who got to be in her life – and she in mine – and there’s not a day goes by that I don’t think about her. To say that she left a huge hole in all of our hearts is an understatement.
But as God is so famous for orchestrating, our biggest blessings seem to come in the midst of our darkest moments, just when we need them the most. And that is exactly what this adorable little 18 month-old is: a BIG blessing. She’s already so full of life, of curiosity, and well on her way to becoming as beautiful – inside and out – as everyone else in her family.