Emerson gave me her first non-reflexive, purposeful, wide-awake, reactive smile this morning.
And I cried instantly. My heart has melted into a pool of baby love.
So naturally, once she went down for her nap, and all I'm thinking about is her beautiful smile, I think of the Charlie Chaplin song "Smile." And then I think about the Glee cover of the song (and it is beautiful, btw). Which reminded me of the version from the movie My Girl 2, where Vada gets to watch a home video of her mother whom she lost as a baby. It's been years since I've seen that movie, so of course I looked it up on YouTube.
WARNING: If you are the mother of a baby girl, NEVER EVER watch the following video. I really need to buy stock in Kleenex.