The girls are learning so much and are shocking me everyday with all that they’re doing. Like, did you seriously just tell me to come here with your little, tiny pointer finger?! And, you’re going potty! My favorite … saying ‘ta-da!!!!’ Ugh! I love it!!
Everything they do just amazing to me. All of it. Even the sudden picky eating when they would eat ANYTHING I gave them……. It’s letting me know they’re thinking and making choices based on their very own preferences. Like, you have a preference and can communicate it. Makes my heart flutter.
Why?! Why am I obsessed?! Why am I glad that you’re amazed by my chalkboard (wish I could have captured their “wow” faces complete with the “O” mouth…… The fact that they noticed it was different kinda threw me) made all my work feel worthwhile – even through they smeared it. The perfectionist in me was (kinda) okay with that.
Now. You call me and remember where I put your cup (but can’t find my shoe, hmmmm), you’re imitating and intentionally hide and make me laugh.
My heart is full because of these precious little gifts. They are constant reminders of how good the Lord is. Even when they’re exercising their newly found skill of choice when I’d like them to just do what I want them to do, I’m thankful for their ability to think & make choices. I’m thankful for their ability to understand and voluntarily act on that.
Those aren’t small things. They’re abilities we take for granted. They position me to show them patience and grace.
Being their mama is more than taking pictures and dressing them. I get to partner with the Lord in guiding, training, & discipling these little people so that they are pointed to our forgiving Lord. Isn’t that neat? What an opportunity for me….. I’m thinking about working group work in school. How often you had to meet. How often you had to talk. How you likely got to know more personal details about your group members. I personally think my group is LEGIT (Jesus, God, the Holy Spirit, Logan, & Rhyann!! YES!)
The teacher just called our group & grew more and more excited at each name called! What a joy. So thankful for my group and the projects assigned to us each day. We each have our own parts to do but we’ll be working closely together making sure that when we put it all together, it’s going to be our best effort at the end of each day. Glory!