Six in a Flash

It often puzzles me how it seems so hard to predict what they will be like when they are older, what traits they will possess, what style they will have, what characteristics will be their own, what their temperament will be like, how they will interact with others.   

When I looked through the 5000+ photos that we have of May, it was so apparent to me that the traits she has now have been there all along: her seriousness when it comes to seeing something new; her playfulness particularly when Daddy is around for her to climb on; her determination; her inability to be completely and totally deviant and mischievous; and that look … that look that she has always been able to flash at me that feels like sincerity and wisdom all at the same time.  

Happy Birthday to one of my greatest teachers.  

 © Houseman 2013