I just got the greatest message from my sister, Karen. Mckenna, her second, was one year old when I left for Africa. But when I visited last month we made up for lost time by playing ponies, colouring, and painting our nails. Here is a note from Mckenna:
To Auntie Sheila
I love you so much. I don’t like anyone else as much as I like you.
Karen: is that all you want to say?
Mckenna: what more do I need to say?
Karen: good point
There is pure love and joy coming from a little one who only knows me through my sister, and a few hours of playtime. How great is that? And really, there is nothing else to say. A very clever girl.