Janelle and I found this picture yesterday. It was taken last summer at Shining Waters in PEI. She wanted me to find a picture of her for my desktop background, and this is the one we chose. She loves it because it makes her look like a princess riding her unicorn. I love it because of the look on her face.
My daugher is not much like me. She is far more like her dad: independent, confident, ready to try anything. Her only resemblance to me might be her tendancy toward the dramatic. She loves to sing and dance and make up stories and imaginary friends. And she isn't afraid to do any of that, no matter where she is or who is watching. Everything is an adventure to her. The world is a playground and she wants to go on every ride. I hope she never loses that confidence, that self-assuredness that is so evident in the look on her face in this picture.
Because in her mind, and my heart, she truly is Princess Janelle. And nothing is out of her reach.