Monday, May 25, 2015

Beautiful Things

It has been a little over 4 years (2 days over to be exact)... since we first laid eyes on the little girl that would make us parents... I cannot even begin to fathom, where all these years have gone. Oh this little girl, who keeps us on our toes daily, who cares like nobody else I know, who can be the silliest... she has come so far in the 4 years that we've known her, and we are beyond thankful, to call her ours.

We've known her for nearly a whole handful... and she is just that, a handful... but she's my first baby... and I wouldn't want it any other way. Couldn't imagine it, any other way...

She delights in the smallest of things... and it's such an amazing thing to witness... It doesn't take a parade to get her to smile. She could eat salami sandwiches everyday for lunch if I let her. Whatever ailments her friends have (broken arms, twisted ankle, strep throat, etc.), her dolls all of a sudden have. She has a song, for every situation... some that are even made up by her. She twirls as she walks, and you are left wondering if she's going to break out in dance at any moment. She smells like stale Cheerios and orange mango sorbet. She practices her cartwheels...everywhere...trying to "perfect" them... still doesn't quite understand how "perfect" doesn't exist...her knobbly little knees... the way her left eye still turns inward... her feet that are so torn up from walking barefoot everywhere... her little gap between her two front teeth...  oh how there's such beauty in imperfection.

"You make beautiful things
You make beautiful things out of the dust
You make beautiful things
You make beautiful things out of us"
- Beautiful Things, Gungor

Here's last year's post... for those that love to see all the changes. And then this post, which is a raw take on how I felt the moment I first met her.
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1 comment:

  1. She is so beautiful!! I remember meeting her tiny cuteness at church all those years ago. I am so encouraged by the ways that God has grown and blessed your family, Karen, and I praise Him for it!