When I picked Nora up from school yesterday she ran ahead of me, down the hall, as usual, and I realized… She really isn’t a little baby anymore. Nor is she a toddler. She looked so old, so grown up. So often I hear parents say they are so sad to see their babies grow up, and I get that, I do. But Nora’s infancy was a scary time for me, and difficult too with Nadia born when Nora was still a baby. Seeing Nora grow and mature is exciting! The things that come out of her mouth! The topics she now understands, the questions she ponders, hearing her chat and sing to yourself each evening in bed before she drifts off… Kids are truly tiny miracles wrapped into wonder and joy!