From out of the blue while eating breakfast today William, my 5.5 year old says (without a breath in between thoughts!),
“I wish Claire was here so we could have 2 babies then Lucy and Claire could play together. Is she 2 yet? Remember we had her birthday? You know, out at the lake where we went fishing the other day? Did she have one birthday or two? Hey mommy!! It’s your birthday today!! I wish Claire was here for your birthday, mommy.”
Then while making my lunch I pulled out the mushroom pictured above. It’s not a perfect heart but close enough to let me know that my sweet baby girl is with me today too.