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Good Morning, Grace.

Every morning, bright and early, Grace will wake up.  Doing that for over 2 years now. (fortunately, fewer wake ups, for sure!)  The main difference here is what happens afterwards.

Rather than verbally requesting attention, she takes matters into her own hands.  No cries, no yelling, no banging on walls or doors, and no bed jumping.    Instead, we hear a soft “click” of the door latch, and she’s suddenly out of her room and running around.  Usually, Erin and I have the door open by then, so she just cruises right in to greet Mama and Daddy.  She ALWAYS has a smile on her face.  Also bedheaded, eye-rubbing, and not walking quite straight.  I suppose I’m the same way as well.

This morning, I was checking the daily weather on the guest room computer.  As soon as I heard the “click,” I turned to the hallway.  She stopped, smiled, paused, and softly said “Hi, Daddy.”  I suppose that won’t change for about 16 more years.  — at least I hope it doesn’t.

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