Yes, we all know it happens - that first crush.
I don't know that Olivia even knows to call it a crush because my girls haven't really discovered the "joy" of giggling and talking about boys yet. And I'm not about to add unnecessary information to the situation! All she knows is that this is a friend she really likes to be around - and who likes being around her, sweetly enough. And, there is a natural recognition that friendships with boys are different from friendships with girls.
But, as this mama watches her little girl not act quite so little anymore, I am feeling the bittersweet mix emotions of knowing that she is growing up and having the beautiful blessing of watching it happen.
And meanwhile, I'm reminded of the great responsibility upon me to continually pray over her and to train her up in the ways of the Lord!