So Many Lessons.

Sunday, January 27, 2013

This girl is perhaps one of the sweetest, quirky, and loveable little girls I've met.  Of course I am biased being her mommy and all -- aren't all moms?  That's not to say, though, that she isn't challenging, patience requiring, and a handful most days.  Yet, she teaches me so much.  Lessons I've known, but simply needed to be reminded of and lessons I simply need to learn.  Yesterday was a perfect example.  The first lesson happened as we were leaving Twigs and Twine after a bitty family adventure.
After she and Kerry tried on some vintage wares, we checked out with a little vintage bird and a pewter plate.  During our time there, Ona befriended the sweet lady running the shop--talking to her, smiling, giggling, and being her hammy self.  As we went to the door, the lady stopped us to tell Ona, "You sure brought some sunshine into my shop today."
Wow.  I don't know about you, but that is something that I pray fervently for.  To be that bright light in someone's life.  Yet, I find that the majority of my days are spent thinking far too long about me, my life, and my circumstance.  Why not take a few extra moments to befriend someone, even if it's just with a smile?  Less creepy than a grown woman giggling for sure.  Ha. 
Then at lunch yesterday, we were halfway through eating and Kerry and I were chatting about something or other when Ona said, "Ah, ah, ah."  She was reaching out her hands wanting to pray again like we do to start every meal.  Kerry and I looked at each other and proceeded to join hands with our little girl and prayed.  After, we talked about the fact that we sometimes forget that we have the privilege to pray wherever, whenever.  Dropping everything, even that sweet strawberry, to pray was a gentle reminder that our God is ever faithful. 

All this to say, I am thankful that God uses my gorgeous, crazy toddler to teach me so many little lessons.  She's a pretty darn cute teacher. #biasedmommaalert


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