Because loving Mari was, and still is, so easy to do.
When you are pregnant with your first child everyone tells you that the moment your baby is born you will be filled with so much love that there are no words to describe the amount of love that fills your heart to capacity to the point of even spilling over.
You question how can that possibly happen. There are no answers that can describe it. It just does.
I remember shopping in Wal-Mart one day with my mother-in-law and she told me that I would change from buying things for myself to doing so for my daughter. Man, she was right. Due to Mari’s autism she had no clue how much she was spoiled. Put it this way, she never was in need of anything.
She was our only child. To be honest, I had no real idea of how much I over bought things for her until I packed up all her stuff into plastic bins for moving. Even then I was still slightly biased. It wasn’t until recently when Athena came to live with us that it became apparent. Mari had a bin filled with nothing but shoes. The amount of pj’s alone was way over the top. I think there we’re enough to go for three solid weeks wearing a different one each night and still have maybe one or two left over untouched.
I’m a little off topic, but having Mari in my life helped me to become a better person. How awesome is that. Mari, in her own way loved everyone around her unconditionally. It is because of her loving personality that those around her want to be a better person as a result.