June 24, 2012
Michal is tender and kind, yet one of the most determined people I've ever met. She talks loudly, sings sweetly and is really, really funny. She has informed me that she's done with "cute clothes" and now wants to instead wear things that are "hip." When pressed, she describes "hip" as clothes with peace signs, LOVE in cursive and lots of sparkle.
When I look at this picture, and see a glimpse of a more-grown-up her, it makes my heart leap a little.
Last night she told me that she and I are a lot alike. She said, "Mom, we both like pink, we both have the same last name, we both like orange blossom bread, we both like computers, we both like beautiful weather, we both like dark chocolate and we both love each other."
She couldn't have said anything sweeter. And that almost makes up for her new-found sense of style.