My Caroline. You're 13 now, and I can hardly believe it. It sometimes startles me how fast you're growing up, and I'm continually aware that we haven't got much time left before you'll stretch your wings and fly away. I just hope when you go, you'll stay near enough to home that we'll see you more than just on holidays. I cannot imagine life without your bright smile, your insightful comments, your sparkling laughter, and your astute calm and perspective.
I haven't been good about keeping up with your blog lately, but that's partly because I've been so concerned with just spending time with you. Watching favorite shows with you (you love Sherlock, Elementary, Grey's Anatomy and Dexter), reading books with you and comparing notes, laughing with you about life's daily comedies, mulling over your great ideas about the world and the happenings in it (you're a philosopher in your heart), and just watching you become who you're going to be.
Since I don't have any specific incidences to discuss this time, I wanted to at least post some photos from our lives lately.
I love you. I love you. I love you, my brilliant, kind-hearted, genius-humored girl.