Every year on Memorial day our church has a float in the parade. This has been going on for about eight years now. Sierra has been involved for a long time, Scarlett started riding on it a year ago.
Last year Sierra and her friends started a Memorial Day chant. It was quite creative and would have been great, except they never stopped. That chant rang in our ears for days after the parade.
This year Scarlett decided she wanted to be like her sister, so as we were riding along she would shout our "Happy Memorial Day" at the top of her lungs over and over again.
And then she would wave.
And not just a nice little parade wave. No, with Scarlett it had to be, well, fast.
Scarlett is always on the move, always running, always fast.
And so was her wave.
She looked at me and said, "Daddy, see how fast I can wave?"
And then boom, she would shake that hand back and forth as fast as possible. Over and over again. Always wanting to have the fastest wave around.
To see a child get that much joy for waving, it fills the heart.