Kris Mares

Just a woman trying to love Jesus and others a little bit more…

When Did She Grow Up? February 21, 2011

Filed under: Girlie — Kris @ 8:04 pm
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Today is Girlie’s birthday. She’s four. I know that’s not really grown up, but man she’s growing up. I look at her and remember her swollen eye from a bug bite. I see her walking insanely early. I see her climbing on everything. She still does that. We called her monkey when she was little. I see the little baby with the red ribbon held in her hair with toothpaste when she was just hours old.

Now, she’s becoming a shadow of me. She’s right there with me in the kitchen, helping and learning. She knows what i-c-e-c-r-e-a-m spells. She wants necklaces and make up and braids and twirly dresses. She wants to be a mommy. She wants to be read to, to do “some school work,” and to climb in bed with me and Racer because she “didn’t get enough snuggles.”

Girlie is lovely and sweet and kind and brave and smart and strong and nurturing and spirited. She is all the best parts of me and Racer.

Heavenly Father, as my Girlie continues to grow up so fast before my eyes, show me how to be the mother I need to be to her. Help me encourage the good in her. Guide me in teaching and loving her. Discipline me so that she doesn’t learn the ugly parts of who I am. God, always help me to see the beauty in her. Amen.


2 Responses to “When Did She Grow Up?”

  1. Reen Says:

    AMEN! What a lovely tribute to your lil’ monkey, I mean lovely girl! ♥

  2. Renea Says:

    I sure do miss her (and everyone else :)). I hope she had a wonderful birthday and tell her hello. SC says happy birthday too (she had to type it herself). Hope to see you guys sometime this summer.

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