last week auttie begin ice skating. the first lesson yielded some tears after a fall, but this week she was determined to be fearless. back and forth she went on the ice, slowly and carefully, refusing the hands of the teachers and picking herself up after each fall. there were lots of thumbs up and winks between us. it was how she let me know she was okay as i watched her intently behind the plastic barrier. so proud of my girl.
on another note...auttie's description of an angel...they wear shiny ring hats that sit softly in the air and when they fly away the hat follows them.