Seeing this adorable photo on Facebook reminded me of one summer afternoon over a decade ago when my friend Kris brought her toddler daughter, Lexie, for a visit. Lexie loved to talk. She wasn’t old enough to make herself understood, but that didn’t stop her from gleefully asking questions and telling stories.
As the afternoon was winding down, Lexie and Mike got into a deep conversation, and it lasted a long while. They were looking into each other’s eyes, smiling and talking, and it seemed to be a serious exchange. I asked Mike later if he understood what she was saying. Not a word.
And yet they talked, or perhaps I should say they communicated, and it became a moment, a memory to cherish. I don’t imagine Lexie remembers that afternoon, but Mike and I will never forget those moments with that dear and endearing child.