(The picture quality on this is awful. It was our first digital camera.)
This is Zoe in 2003. She was 2 yrs old. She is my "Christmas Child" although her birthday is in October. She loves anything to do with Christmas. Not just Santa or the gifts but everything. She will listen to Christmas music all year round (and not just Rudolph) and when we go looking at Christmas lights she oohhs and aaahhhs louder than anyone.
Zoe would sit like this all the time and just stare at the lights and ornaments (as she has done every year since). This picture does not do the picture in my memory justice. I remember how the lights lit up her face as she stared at them in wonder and how her eyes would shine sometimes brighter than the lights.
There is no doubt in my mind that she understands the "Spirit" of Christmas. I wish and hope that she will always have this with her and I am so grateful that she shares it with me.
Remember the reason for the season on this not so wordless Wednesday.