Today, as I sat at the table crafting various things for the wedding, Maggie came up to me and said a phrase she says alot: "I want you, Sissy." Since Silas and I became engaged her 'sissy' has been really busy doing all sorts of things like shopping in Portland, working on her wedding dress, and addressing invitations.
Maggie doesn't like it one little bit when I can't take time to hang out with her. She's missed having me all to herself like she usually does. Who knows how she will survive after I get married and move away.... So I pushed away the papers that were spilling off the table onto the floor, put away the tacky glue, and let Maggie crawl up on my lap.
"I love you, Sissy." she said. "I love you too , Maggie." "I love you 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 13." she said. "What?" I asked. "I said, I love you 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 12, 14! That's how much I love you." She was counting how much she loved me as far as she could count. I may or may not have got all misty eyed.
"Sissy, can we take some pictures?" Maggie loves the Photo Booth program on my macbook. "Sure." As if I would or even could say no after a display of affection like that. Mom says her personality is just like mine. I think it kind of really shows.
I love this little girl.