This is Dorothy.
She is one adorable two-year old.
She exudes sweetness, and you want to hug her every chance you get.
Her mommy says she sings the cutest rendition of "Mockingbird" you've ever heard.
Her laugh is infectious.
She loves to look at the moon and the stars.
Last weekend, I got to hold her hand as we walked to the beach.
We made dribble castles together and she was fascinated.
She thinks everything is beautiful. ("Look at the clouds, they're beautiful!")
She's also fighting the biggest battle of her little life.
Dorothy has cancer.
It's one of those things you can't grasp, can't understand no matter how hard you try.
She's so little, yet she's fighting something bigger than most of us will ever have to.
Spend a few hours with this amazing child and you will find inspiration, courage, and warmth.
You will also feel anger and frustration.
But you will fall in love with her, and be amazed at the life lessons you will gain from this two-year old.
What a gift.
I thank God for her every day, and I pray for her.
I know she would love it if you could pray for her, too.