loving the wind

This is my girl. She is everything that I want to be - brave, outgoing, trusting, and always living in the moment. And she loves the wind. She has always loved the wind. Leaning against it, feeling it run through her hair, wiggling her toes so that it tickles each as it passes through. She feels the spirit that it brings, the strength that it represents, and the joy of being outside.

While Matilda was in surgery last week, I watched this video over and over - letting her laughter echo in my mind, letting her joy wash away my fear, letting it remind me that she will always be Mighty Matilda.

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