"The beginning of love is to let those we love be perfectly themselves, and not to twist them to fit our own image. Otherwise we love only the reflection of ourselves we find in them."
I stumbled upon this quote yesterday just after I posted about how much I wish for our little babe to inherit my husband's artistic ability. When a new baby is born, it's easy to compare whose nose the baby has or whose eyes we see looking back at us. This quote is a reminder that we shouldn't look only for our reflection in our children, but should let them be perfectly themselves and love every bit of them.