How innocent. I can't help thinking. So willing to love, and so accepting. She doesn't care what we look like, or what our wacky habits are. Children. If only those who know so much would take the time to stop and learn from them. Their innocence, and love, and compassion. It blows my mind every time I'm around them.
Darling, don't ever be afraid to grow up. Growing up is a wonderful (though terrifying) experience. Don't ever loose your sweet disposition and willing acceptance of those around you. You are a treasure; a gem, and I'm so blessed to call you my niece. You live in a cruel world. It just is--and you'll realize this as you get older, but don't be afraid to love, or to live, and don't let the prejudice and sorrow around you change who you are. Don't grow up, sweetie. Keep your innocent and cheery outlook on life, always. Love you, darling! ♥