This is my favorite picture post of her this year, I think. I take a lot of pictures of them so it's hard to say! I love this picture because I think it's the only time she's let me keep a barrette in. It was also taken right before I went to the hospital to have Veronica, way back when Maria was my little baby girl and not a big sister.
I hope and pray that I can be more patient with Maria in the new year. I also hope that she gets a little quieter, sleeps a little later, and is a little longer with the conversation and shorter with the endless, relentless repeating this year. We'll see.
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