i love that my 8 year old is a little old fashion, a little traditional, a little modest, and a little simple too. i love that she still likes to hold my hand, i like that she is happy when she is with family and can make fun of just about anything. i love that she is resourceful and when she sees a backyard full of blackberries, she wants to pick them and and makes pies and other fruit desserts. this morning we out our long sleeves on and made our way through the thorns to get the ripe berries. i am looking forward to the next few weeks of delicious berries.