‘What does love look like? It has the hands to help others. It has the feet to hasten to the poor and needy. It has eyes to see misery and want. It has the ears to hear the sighs and sorrows of men …… That is what love looks like.’ - St. Augustine

Friday, October 17, 2008

The Love of Her Life (And It's Not Me)

If you ask Anastasia whom she loves most in the world, she will not hesitate to tell you it is her cousin Tommy. Tommy just turned three, but sadly we could not be there for the festivities, because my brother (Tommy's dad) is stationed overseas. We only get to see him twice a year, but when we do, Tommy & Anastasia are velcroed to each other. She doesn't simply love him, she adores him... She will carry him around like this for hours if he wants.....
She will feed him his breakfast...

And play silly games with him as long as he wants...

He delights her in ways not even I , her mother, can. He is her Tommy, if you ask her. She said recently, " Mom, I'm sorry but I think I love Tommy more than anybody..."
I tell her it's perfectly ok. She sometimes imitates his voice and sayings when she misses him.
He calls her Nasa, and he already knows at his young age, that she will do anything in the world for him. Can't wait to see them together again!


  1. They look great together. How wonderful to have someone to be that close and love so much.

  2. How awesome. Looking at her with her cousin makes me think of my girls with Dennis. How precious. It must warm your heart seeing how wonderful she is with him.

  3. That's pretty special that she can love like that!

  4. Anonymous12:17 PM

    Your daughter is absolutely beautiful. You're doing a wonderful job with her.


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