This sweet exchange took place in my bed at 7:19 this morning. AC had crawled into our bed around 5:30 this morning and, since school was cancelled, she and I went back to sleep. At 7:19, I heard little footsteps and LB was coming in the room. I grabbed her and put her in bed with us.
AC: Good morning, Lily!
LB: I lub you, sissy!
AC: I love you too.
LB: You're my miracle, sissy.
AC: And you're my rainbow. (pause) Mommy? What is Melissa?
Me: Melissa is our angel.
AC: But mommy, I want her to be a miracle like me. I want to call her my miracle.
Me: You know what, Ann Catherine? Melissa was a miracle. So if you want to call her that, that's just fine.
And so she did.
Because she was.