Today's post is inspired by Kevin Hodgson's 6 Word Slice of Life posts.
Autumn and I went shopping today to get her some spring clothes. I wasn't sure how it was going to go because she's not much of a shopper and I remember what it was like shopping with Molly and Annie when they were 13. I cringed inside as I vetoed a couple of pairs of shorts and jeans. Was she going to resent my boundaries? Did she begrudge that her foster mom is a middle-aged conservative woman when it comes to clothes? She took my suggestions well and discovered that with her blond hair and fair coloring, pastels look best on her. She found several outfits and two pairs of shoes and we left the store happy with our purchases.
As I slid into my seat and began to buckle my seat belt, I was taken by surprise when she laid her head on my shoulder and gave me a quick hug. I kissed the top of her head and my heart soared. You see, Autumn doesn't give a lot of hugs and this spontaneous hug of hers meant the world to me.