Looking down at Caroline’s face was by far the most beautiful thing I had ever seen. I remember holding her for the first time and thinking that she was so perfect. I also felt more joy than I could have felt with a healthy baby; seeing her wide eyes taking in the world beyond my womb was incredible.
This is how I have always felt about Caroline. As she grew, she certainly changed. Her face filled out as she gained weight and she spent much more time alert and awake. Throughout it all, she was the most beautiful child I have ever seen. Her big blue eyes were mesmerizing. They say that eyes are the window to the soul; if so, then Caroline had the purest, sweetest soul around.
Being her mom is the greatest privilege that I have ever known.