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Happiness Sings



So I get a reminder every now and again from a certain family member how I'm not keeping our Family Page up to date.  This is all true.  

Our little girl turned five last week, which is a bit surreal to recall how 8lbs 2oz of beauty has grown so much.  One of which I didn't know, how kind & beautiful her soul would become.  She receives a gift with pure joy & excitement.

And I love being able to make my girl a ladybug birthday cake that replicates her ladybug blanket (aside from the "Happy Birthday V" on it).  Her happiness as she relishes in everyone singing merriment for her & blowing out the candles is pure gift. 

What I think blows me away the most is seeing her kind, hospitable heart in action.  You know, the moment when your five year old child teaches you a thing or two (or three or four) about what unconditional love & welcome mean.  This last week at her school, a new little girl came to her class.  She was so excited about this potential friendship as she slowly took off her coat with eyes peeled on the girl.  She turned to me and said, "Mama, a NEW friend in class!"  I simply replied about it being her job to make sure she feels welcome.

Now, with V, one of the things that might surprise people about this introverted person is her uncanny ability to walk up to complete strangers to greet & befriend them.  However, in her classroom, she is more reserved and takes everything in.  What she did was look around the circle to see if there were two seats next to one another.  When none could be found, she walked directly up to the little girl with her hand waving & said, "Hi, Welcome to our class!"  

Small tears began to form as Teacher Gina looked at me, "Did you tell her to say that?"  No friends, I did not.  I think it's due to how big her heart is & how kindness has been a fruit constantly growing on the tree of her soul.  As I drove home, I prayed, "Jesus, continue to increase that in her.  That kindness that steps out & loves unconditionally."  I paused, "Jesus, increase that in me."  

Because sometimes, it's from the mouths of babes that we see the face of God.  


Reader Comments (1)

I love her unwrapping the present! "Ooooooooooooooohhhhhhhh!! Ooooooooooohhhhhh!!" So darn cute!!
January 16, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJenny

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