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Through the Lords’s mercies we are not consumed, Because His compassions fail not.

They are new every morning; Great is Your faithfulness!
Lam. 3: 22 & 23

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Wednesday, August 17, 2011

This is my baby......

While on vacation this summer, we had an opportunity to spend some gift money.  The two "littles" quickly chose stuffed animals......& Ana wandered around the store w/ a frustrated look on her face for over an hour. 

After watching her peruse the same isles at least ten times each, I finally took the time to talk w/ her as she looked....& looked......& looked.

Finally, as she picked up yet another stuffed animal, she confessed, "Mom, I just am not sure I want to spend my $ on a stuffed animal.  I mean, they are so cute here in the store, but I already have a lot, & I'm not sure if I'm getting too big to keep getting them."

I asked, "Are you sad that you think you might be out-growing stuffed animals a bit?"

She replied in the affimative, & there were tears in her eyes.....poor girl.  :(

And I got rather choked up, too.

I mean, isn't it kinda sad that they have to grow up?  Especially if they don't really want to yet? 

She is growing up-in body, & as this little snippit of her life shows-just a bit, in spirit, as well.

But, back to our tale.

I asked her if she would rather have a souvenir that she could use every day (emphasizing that as she gets older, her ideas of what is fun to buy will start to change-& that's ok)  & she decided on this beautiful mug.
(And a beautiful model's holding the mug here....) 

And, I'm super thankful that quite frequently, still, her "little girl" shines bright! 

But, oh, I need godly wisdom to navigate the waters ahead!  There are so many more important things for her to learn than how to shop-although everything's important, I know!

P.S.  Can I just say-I was so sad for her-seeing her sorrow over knowing she was too big to ever enjoy stuffed animals in the same way......uggg.

1 comment:

Hannah said...

It's just not fair is it? This growing up stuff is a lot harder than I thought it would be. Dmitry is 13 and this summer has just about killed me. Sigh.

He would have totally still bought the stuffed animal but then made his sister carry it out of the store ;)

I love how sweet she is :) She's going to be such a fun teenager!

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