Until I had my daughter I never knew what people meant when they said their heart was full. Sure, I’ve known love and happiness, and joy, to where I’ve been more content than I thought possible, but in the moment of my daughter’s birth…my heart filled and swelled and stretched to a point I could never have imagined.
Since that day two and a half years ago, I’ve experienced many occasions where my heart felt so full surely it would just burst at any moment, unable to contain the love I have for this girl.
Parenting is simultaneously easier and harder as my daughter gets older. But just as she can express her frustration and anger more easily, she can also more easily show her love and happiness in a way that we can understand and appreciate. In just the past few days, my daughter has: