Every time this baby opens her eyes I am blown away. It's hard to capture on camera, but she has this amazing look of ancient wisdom. It's really dazzling coming from such a tiny little face. I think she is a very old and wise soul. I feel so blessed to have her in our family.
It's wonderful how the fifth baby is every bit as unique and glorious as each of the others. Some people might look at my family and just see a big pack of kids, but I see five very singular individuals, each one with their own set of talents and abilities that add richness to the flavor of my family.
I love that story about the Roman noblewoman Cornelia whose simple mode of dress was questioned by some of her wealthy and ornately ornamented friends. In response she indicated her young sons and said "these are my jewels." That's definitely how I feel about my children.
And I have FIVE of them!
But then, I always did seem to be luckier than most people.