9/19/2007

The little ones...



All to often our kids do something that causes jaws to drop and tempers to be tested. I had one of those weeks last week and my patience was defiantly put to the test!

And then there are those moments where you catch a glimpse of your daughter and feel this overwhelming feeling of adoration over comes you. You see her as she ought to be seen, as a daughter of God. Their endearing spirit warms theirs eyes and the innocents of childhood is on display for us to remember if only for that fleeting moment.



I need to take the time more often to honor that innocents. To embrace that gentle spirit I have been blessed to have in my home. I feel that I let those moments slip by all too often. I get caught up in all they do wrong and forget to recognize all that they do right.

For sure my children will be my greatest teachers. They teach me how to relax. How to laugh in the face of pain. How to comfort and cheer up others. They remind me laugh and laugh often. They teach me to try again and never give up, to be happy even if just minutes ago I was disappointed or discourages. They have and will continue to teach me the life lessons that only a child could pass on.



I feel blessed to have been given my sweet little girls. How amazing, how loving and how innocent these sweet spirits!

Macy is my sunshine. She has the best stories and is always willing to forgive. She'll entertain us for hours with her songs, performances and made up imaginary friends that she always includes in all her activities. She is a caring and giving sister with the ability to make us all wish we were a child once again just so we could be her friend. I love my Mace.



Blue is our tender heart. She melts into your embrace and gives into snuggles like I have never felt before. Her eyes and smile are nothing short of beautiful. She is tender and calm and ever soaking in all she hears and learns. Her sweet voice can always induce a smile even amongst strangers. Her hugs to me feel like what love would feel like if we could wrap our arms around the word. Oh my dear sweet Blue Bird!



What was life like before we had these babies? I am realizing why we are sent children. My children have become the perfect reminders of how our Heavenly father feels about us. Pure love! Now I know what all our parents meant when they said " you will never know how much I love you until you have a child of your own." I can Imagine that's how it works with our Heavenly Father as well.

I count my blessings starting with my Macy and Molly Blue!!!!

16 comments:

Baker and Jenny said...

Oh my goodness.. these pictures make me so sad. I can't believe I just can't walk over and hug them everyday. Ahhh. I want a Blue Hug. I love you guys.

Janakes Crew said...

I can't belive how fast they are growing!!!They are so cute! I can't wait to have my little girl!!!

michelle said...

These pictures are so beautiful!

Jillyboo said...

That was so beautiful and just what all Moms need to read and think so often. It is so easy to feel exasperated and stresses out when it comes to our kids. It feels like just when you may loose it they send you those amazing glimpses into who they really are and you just melt.
Love it... and they are so cute. I love that first pic of them.

REGINA said...

I love your cute family! You are a great writer and really know how to put words together. We really do need to soak it all up while they are still young and innocent.. and love their mamas like no other! Isn't it great?

sarawhat said...

Rebecca your kids are so cute! I just found your blog through Jill Harvey's. Fun to see your cute pictures.

Laura S. said...

How sweet! Sometimes it is good to have a reminder to see the good in our children...Two of mine are teenages, so, sometimes I have to look pretty hard... :) But, my kids are truly my happiness.

Hannah said...

You really have beautiful children. I love those curls! It is wonderful being a mother. (Thanks for the reminder!!) :)

Jamie C. said...

What cute cute pictures! That was so nice to read your sweet words about your girls. They are beautiful just like their mama.

Jason & Megan said...

what a sweet post! it made me all teary! i love those pictures! your girls are just such sweet angels!

AnieCooper said...

Becca...you have such a wonderful way with words. Your girls are so beautiful and growing up so fast. These pics Molly looks so much older!! What happened...you moved to Utah and she grew up?!?!

Well, this post also makes me want children of my own even more than I thought I already did. :) You are a wonderful mommy and those two little girls have a wonderful person to look up to. Miss and love u Becca!!!

Laura Huston said...

Wow, such a beautiful post. I kept reading this thinking that you are writing all the things Ive been thinking lately and havent articulated into words. Beautiful girls too!

ahalversen (DBA) said...

Yes, I needed this one! My kids seem to be getting into so much trouble lately, it's been hard to see the "good side" of being a mom! Thanks for this one, it turned my thinking around. You also definitely have a way with words! Maybe you should write a book :o) Let me know if you ever do! I'd love to read it!!

the Koch's said...

Molly looks so big in those pictures. Your girls are growing so fast and it has only been a few months since you have been gone. Such cutie pies!!!

A Life of A Teenage Drama Queen said...

Awww Becca! There soooo cute!

Reena said...

Oh Becky,

How I know how you feel! You put it in to words so beautifully. I am so proud of my children and I too, am so very blessed. Thank you for sharing how you feel.

I love you so much!

Mom