Friday, July 23, 2010

you stole my heart and made it your own

Say, say, oh, playmate,
Come out and play with me
And bring your dollies three.
Climb up my apple tree.

Slide down my rain barrel
Into my cellar door,
And we'll be jolly friends
Forever more-more-more!

Author unknown 

Tent put up by her big sister and her dollies laying all around her she goes to that place
that only little girls can go. Dressing, feeding, and holding her babies; playing pretend.
You ask her "what do you want to be when you grow up?" and 
without a hesitation she says "I want to be a mommy."   
She helps cook and clean and this all takes training and time.
I put all the bowls and glasses along the edge of the counter
and show her where everything goes and in a few days time she can
do it all by herself and I let her. This means I'm busy sweeping and cleaning other
things just in case she needs me.
 My time is not my own right now my job is too important to miss one
opportunity to train so I have no where else to be but in this kitchen
 with my little girl training her to serve her family.
Enjoying her sweet smile and her childhood.

 I recently bought a small water pitcher just big enough
for her little hands and I tell her that every night she has to serve her daddy
and brothers water. Every time their glass gets low she must fill it up.
A huge smile came across her little face and 
at the table she sees someone getting low on water she grabs her little
white pitcher and goes from daddy to brothers filling their glass.
The brothers are being taught that being served is an honor, not
something you should expect so they praise her generously and it encourages
her to keep serving. She teaches me so much. Her smile in her service reminds
me it's such a pleasant thing to be served with a huge smile.
Her love for her daddy as she runs to meet him at the end of a day falling
helplessly in his arms and melting every time she sees him.
Yep, she trains me and I train her.
Beautiful simply Beautiful 


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Chantelle said...

"She trains me and I train her." What a beautiful truth. Thank you for sharing these precious pictures and sweet sentiments. Your blog always encourages my weary heart. Please share more! ((hug))

Anonymous said...

I think I need to find a pitcher just right for Little Sister. (It might keep her from climbing up on the counter to fill up the cups and help her be so much more graceful! ;-)

bbmommy2 said...

Hello friend, I came by to visit all these beautiful brown eyed beauties. :)
I miss you too...thank you for stopping by my blog and saying hello. It made my day to hear from you sweet friend.

My life has been so busy lately, helping my husband with a BIG project. But..still, I stop by here, to see what your big beautiful family has been up too. You always encourage this heart.

my love to you, Brandi

wordwarrior said...

You constantly inspire me to be a better mom and wife. "As iron sharpens iron"...thank you.


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