Tuesday, September 24, 2013
Tuesday, July 30, 2013
She recognizes Him instantly and speaks of Him to whomever will listen. (Luke 2:36-38)
My Anna has the same gift. She sees the truth. Right away. And then she speaks it to whomever is around. Goodness, sadness, heartache or folly are quickly understood by her five year old eyes.
When a friend passed away unexpectedly, I spoke to the girls of our sadness for her family, for her little boy and girl. But Anna spoke to the heart of my fear -
"And Mama, now you are afraid you're going to die and leave us?"
Today was simpler, and less heart-wrenching. Katie asked if I had ever held a snake. I said I had and Anna was surprised. She asked,
"Was Sue Sue alive for this? Did she freak out that PopPop let you do that?"
Anna was only three when Mom died, but she has a shockingly accurate take on the family dynamic of my childhood.
Later this afternoon, Anna expressed herself beautifully to her older sister - who was repeatedly hitting her in the face with a balloon. (Thus proving she too has an accurate sense of the family dynamic of my childhood.)
Sunday, April 14, 2013
Katie is making a friendship bracelet! Amazing. It feels like 1985, at Ardmore Court and I am sitting on the brown couch surrounded by embroidery floss with Mom's special brass "extra sharp" scissors. What a treat. I love this crafty girl. Next up, gimp keychains!
Monday, April 8, 2013
I love that. She can't tell her herbs apart. It was yesterday, I swear, when she was confusing her hands with her feet while she was gnawing on them. Who taught her rosemary? Unbelievable how much she is growing up.
Now, this story also seems more sophisticated than it is. Anna is a great help in the kitchen. Fascinated by the process and always willing to help. She shredded carrots tonight, stirred the coleslaw, chopped the rosemary/cilantro/green stuff. And for dinner?
I have to believe that someday the kitchen know-how will translate into a more adventurous palate.
Monday, February 4, 2013
They are working very hard this morning on creating a gala for their My Little Ponies. Streamers, confetti, and piñatas have been constructed.
"Call us the MINUTE it is dry!"
It is the perfect job for me.
|Watching Glue Dry|