"She looks just like you!"
I have heard this so many times and just brushed it off.
No, Nouarie's huge gorgeous brown eyes and glowing skin do not look like my hazel eyes and fair skin. But, I smile politely and credit our somewhat matching curls.
Know what though, friends? I'm finally letting myself start to see it. Her little mouth and nose totally match mine.
I'm also beginning to see that what makes us look alike is more than our physical features. It's our mannerisms.
I keep seeing and hearing myself in my daughter. Just listen to her tell a long-winded story filled with extraneous details, exaggerated facial expressions, and plenty of "and-then's." Totally my daughter.
My friends with mixed babies, first of all, we sure make some cute babies!
Secondly, in case you're still struggling when people say you're babies "look just like you!" remember that we SO much more than just genetic features. Same to you my gorgeous step, adoptive, and foster mama friends.
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