I've been thinking.
For the sake of humour, Trinity seems to have taken a bum rap.
She has her Freak Outs, 'tis true.
But all kidding aside, they are nothing compared to the wonderful, witty, thoughtful soul she is.
She always astounds and amazes me.
I thought she deserved a little Kudo's her way...
Every morning I hear the little pitter patter of sleepy feet make their way across the hall. With squinty eyes, morning hair, and arms full of stuffies and books she climbs under the covers with me. This is always followed by a morning breath kiss and snuggle under my chin.
Then, it's story time. She has decided that because I read her a story every night, she gets to read ME a story in the morning.
I look forward to this more than my morning coffee. (and its hard to rank higher than caffine, in my world)
Yesterday morning, she was making us a "surprise" and I was not allowed to come downstairs until she was done. This was tough. I could hear chairs shifting across the kitchen floor, dishes clanking together, water running. My mind flashed back to other times when she had a surprise up her sleeve... like THIS one,
But, despite my sweaty palms, I waited. When she was finished, she led me downstairs like a maitre d' at a fine restaurant. And this is what I saw.
She had taken a small end table and put it in the kitchen, and set up the most charming "table" for us. We had a wonderful breakfast together in the middle of the kitchen. It was awesome.
There was also the time her teacher called me aside and told me how proud she was of Trinity for comforting a friend that was crying after being teased by some boys in her class. Trinity apparenty had told the boys to leave her alone, put her arm around her friend, and softly and sweetly tried to cheer her up.
Just this week she has given her mittens to a friend who didn't have any, made a get well card for her teacher who was sick, showered me with unexpected kisses a thousand times, and suggested we give her old clothes to families that dont have enough.
She is a goof; always trying to make us laugh.
She is the most caring and empathetic little soul I have ever met, far beyond her years.
She is my wish come true, the love of my life, and she has taught me more than I could ever teach her in return.
She has taught me the true meaning of love, and laughter . . . and the art of facepainting! ;)