I take so many photos of Charlyse. But my camera loves her. No, my camera adores her.
And it isn’t hard to see why. With long blonde hair, beautiful eyes, and a smile that lights up the room, she is stunning.
I often wonder what she will be like when she grows up. As her mother, who is allowed to be biased, I know she will be even more beautiful. Both inside and out.
She was listening to a story on television the other day about the Japanese killing & eating whales, and I told her how we went to a restaurant in Tokyo where they served up horse. Her eyes brimmed with tears and she began crying. She was inconsolable. When she stopped crying, she asked why people can’t just kill the sick animals.
“Why do they have to kill such beautiful creatures for food?”, she asked. I reminded her that she eats meat, to which she replied “Well, I am going to be a vegetarian when I grow up”. And I know she will.
She loves animals. She will make a career doing something with animals, either working for Greenpeace or as a veterinarian. Such a gentle, loving spirit, she can’t bear to see animals hurt or mistreated. She will even save an ant rather than see it get stepped on.
I love her, I love her passion for all creatures great and small. And I know that she has found her true calling in life.