Tuesday, September 27, 2011


This is my Annika.  My second child.  The one I feared I would never have.  But that's another story.

She came and she is a joy.  Her Nana calls this one, her sunshine, an apt description.  To know her is to love her.  Really.  She can make most smile.  She makes me smile every day.  She amazes me, as they all do but in different ways.

There are times, I think she is the most like me.  This is flattering myself.  But she is the little actress, the artist, the reader, the learner.  Wow.  Superstar.

 And she has the most amazing heart.  She will work for hours making a book, illustrating it, writing it.  And then announce she wants to give it to 'someone with cancer'.  She plays cooking games online.  Games with soft yoga music in the background and slow directions which require patience and which have no seeming goal.  She'll happily create crepes with these games.  She learns cooking tips online and knows more about cooking than I do, even though she's only six!

She's always encouraging.  She writes letters to her friends telling them that they are 'kind'. She teaches and sings to her little sisters.  She is her older brother's biggest fan.   She tells me every day that I'm the best mommy in the world.

I want to be like Annika when I grow up.

 Submitting at The Creative Exchange Wordless Wednesday Sweet Shot Tuesday  and Communal Global On Your Heart Tuesdays



  1. I want to be like Annika too!
    What a beautifully heartfelt post this is Nicole, and how fortunate you are to have each other.

    Thank you so much for sharing this today at The Creative Exchange. It is just perfect for it.

    Have a wonderful evening!


  2. She's beautiful.

    I played too. Mine are here and here.

  3. I love all the words you write about your children Nicole!
    She is an amazing and beautiful girl, she will always have a heart so big that she can love the world - how lovely it is to read about her.
    Take care

  4. That is so sweet. I'm thankful God gave Annika to you:)

  5. What a beautiful post! Your photo of Annika is lovely!