Thursday, January 29, 2009

My Brown-Eyed Girl

After you've walked this earth a while, childhood seems like such a carefree phase of life. It's easy to shrug off an 8-year-old's concerns as silly or inconsequential. I know that some day my daughter will look back and laugh that she got so upset about being seated in the back row of her third-grade classroom next to an empty desk. I hope that she'll also look back and smile when she remembers how her mom took her seriously and let her talk it out until she felt better.

Dinner last night: chicken and garlic pizza


Michele said...

She is beautiful.

I read a quote recently that said "If you can trust in God for big things, then you must also trust in Him for little things. It is to us, not Him, that things look 'big' or 'little.'

Your post brought this to mind, because so often we dismiss things as 'little' that really are 'big' to someone else. Like her seating dilemma. You totally scored big mom points on this one! Well done!

glitzen said...

What a gorgeous doll! You can see the goodness and grace that shines in her eyes straight from her heart. Such kindness in them.
What a GREAT Mom you are. Its a good reminder for us to take time to both listen AND to hear.

Lana@The Kids Did WHAT?! said...

Awe. Even if she doesn't remember the exact moment, she'll remember the feeling for sure.

Helene said...

Awww, what a beauty she is!!! I bet she'll always remember how you listened to her and took her seriously.

twinmamabee said...

What a good mom, you are. Sometimes it is just letting others talk and us listening that makes all the difference. (And she knows that she can always come to you when she needs to sort out her feelings.)

She is a beauty!

Spaceofgrace said...

Can I just say that this is the most beautiful picture ever? How gorgeous is she? Wow.