This is, of course, my sweet Madeline, sleeping in her room at my house about a week before she moved to Spain in February.
That's "Kittycat" in her arms, a little stuffed cat she's had since before she could walk. They've been inseperable for a long time. Maddie once lost the cat and her mother had to find a new replacement before Mads knew the difference. She found it and bought two or three, if memory serves. Always good to have a backup cat.
This is, I think, when we love our children most. Innocent, vulnerable and in need of everything we have.