This morning, after my little girl slept for five glorious uninterrupted hours, I looked into her eyes while changing her diaper and said, "hi." This simple word was the first I ever uttered to her just seconds after she entered this world eight weeks ago today. And today, this same word produced her very first smile.
Yes, there have been the occasional involuntary smirks from gas or while in the midst of a very happy baby dream, but none so obviously intentional until today. My daughter smiled at me. And all it took was a simple "hi."
Why can't everything in life be so beautifully simple?