I love this photo of David and Margaret Ruth, taken by Margaret Anne at my brother Fred’s house at Easter:
Their body language says it all. David, sweet, cautious, tentative, holding back, holding on to the couch for support.
Margaret, smiling wide, arms raised as if she were on a roller coaster. Ready to take on the world.
These two, each so wonderful, and as different as night and day.
He’s 2 1/2 years older, but it’s likely that she will still do many things first. Get her training wheels off her bike. (Especially since David now says he never wants to take his training wheels off.) Stay dry at night. (She’s already there.) Advance to the next level in swim lessons. Ride her bike around the block. (With or without my permission. She’ll just make a break for it.) Jump into a new activity.
Yes, they were born to be the people they are.