Thursday, April 17, 2008

Tears on a Perfectly Beautiful Day

Sometimes it's difficult to explain Emma's little personality. She can be a handful at times (mostly with her brother) and then turn around and be the sweetest angel. This morning was a perfect example. We were getting ready to head out the door this morning and she went to give her daddy a goodbye hug and kiss. As she crawled up in his lap she asked him "When is Jesus going to come down and fix your back?". I didn't realize it at the time but Brian told me that she then leaned in to him and put her little forehead right up to his and prayed for his back. Brian has had back problems for years but it's gotten gradually worse in the last few years and I know it breaks his heart to not be able to reach down and pick her up like he used to be able to do. I think in her own little way she recognizes that and wants her daddy to be healed.

Then as we were driving out of our neighborhood we saw the most beautiful sky. It was that mixture of blue and orange that is so pretty right before the sun rises. As we topped the hill I said something to Emma about how beautiful it was and she said "THANK YOU GOD FOR THE SUN!" Her statement was so heartfelt and passionate and just full of thanksgiving for our beautiful morning. She seems to always have that knack of being thankful and happy and it makes my heart sing with joy just to hear her!

What a great way to start the day!

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