Archive for August, 2011

A Child’s Compassion

August 17, 2011

My sweet baby girl has a heart full of compassion.

A week or so ago, we were sitting down playing or reading books, and she stopped and turned to me, with very concerned eyes. She pointed to a diminishing pimple on my chin, with her very precious little finger. She said, “boo boo” (for the first time). And then she kissed my chin. Wow.

I was left laughing and admiring the compassion of my 18 month old.

Then there was the time i was having a really hard day and sat on the stairs to cry. And she walked up to me, and gently looked at me and hugged me, and held me. Yes, in that moment I felt like I was being held my 18 month daughter. It was by far the best cry and hug.

God gave my daughter a compassionate heart, and she’s been so gracious to share it with me. How blessed I am to know such a sweet girl. And how privileged I am to be able to learn from her.

 

 

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The Long Awaited Post

August 1, 2011

It’s been a few months. Gosh, almost a year. And as you can imagine ALOT has happened. The biggest I can think of is that in a blink of an eye my baby became a toddler. A girl with a mind of her own. How does time go by so fast?

Yesterday was Aliza’s first movie theater experience. It was so much fun!  We went to watch Winnie the Pooh, and she enjoyed it much. Dancing during the songs, and watching closely to the characters on the screen. At one point of the movie, maybe she had seen some of the characters hugging. I’m not sure. But she turned around to face me and gave me the biggest best hug ever. These are the moments.

I love, love having a little girl. She is so fun. We hang out. We’re buddies. How good God is that he has given me a friend in my daughter! And she’s only 18 months. I can only imagine as she talks more and grows more how much our friendship will deepen.

I am enjoying watching my daughter grow up.  I am taking her hand as she leads me and teaches me to see life through her eyes. How beautiful it is, even on the tear-filled I’m so tired days. I am learning to forgive quickly, dance and laugh often, and not worry about what tomorrow may bring. It’s gonna be a good day, no matter what.