Friday, August 8, 2008

For Grace


My last born of the body baby is 4 today. She's the perfect example of God's grace, hence the name. We had no plans for her to come along, perfectly content going through life with our 2 children, 2 income family. Yet another example of how magnificent my own plans are.....oh, they pale in comparison to His. Thank heaven He graced us with another child even when it wasn't in our perfect plan. (Though I can't say it was a complete surprise because I was never very good at that silly pill) I loved being a nurse. Absolutely LOVED it. But as soon as Grace made her appearance, I wondered what in the world I had been doing with my life. Being her mother was the best thing I could have done. She brought the blur of life back into focus for me. My saving Grace.

She's this amazing little girl. She is prissy and dramatic, beautiful and sassy, compassionate and determined. She can be painfully shy, but her smile will melt you if she decides to give you one. She LOVES animals, kittens and alligators are her favorite. I realize those are worlds apart, but she doesn't. The alligator is just as cute and lovable in her mind. She takes great pride in her hair, which is very long and very beautiful. She likes being fashionable (well, what SHE thinks is cute) and I try hard to bite my tongue and let her wear those silly "Dorosy" shoes because that's what she wants. They are red velvet scoop out shoes that she says are "Dorosy's" (from OZ), and she wears them EVERYWHERE. Including to church with the pink dress.....and purple socks. I don't remember Dorothy wearing purple socks, but she thinks she looks more like her with them on.

We are so blessed to have her, and we can't wait to see what God unfolds for her life.

7 comments:

Shelley said...

oh my sweet _ _ _ _ _ ! She is getting so old. I love her to death, and can't wait to hear what she's come up with to tell me about, with that sassy attitude and that furrowed brow.

Annie said...

So sweet. God loves those curve balls, good thing. Happy Durpay Grace.

hsmomma5 said...

Happy Birthday, "Grace"!!! She is such a beautiful little girl--but then, so are the rest of your girls!!!

The Source said...

Happy Birthday, Grace! I hope it's the best day ever!

dean said...

i guess i'm the de facto guy commenter here as well. no prob, i need to make my mark in this world somehow. i was just wondering how cute she'd think that alligator was when he eats that kitten in one bite...

but anyway... happy belated, grace!
(uh, she doesn't read this blog, does she?)

Maury said...

Those eyes of hers are GORGEOUS! Happy Happy Birthday!!!!!!!!!

Mandy said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, GRACE!

She's just the sweetest, funniest, most entertaining child EVER. :)