Monday, September 1, 2008

Isn't She Lovely.....

[luhv-lee] –adjective
1. charmingly or exquisitely beautiful: a lovely flower.
2. having a beauty that appeals to the heart or mind as well as to the eye, as a person or a face.
3. delightful; highly pleasing: to have a lovely time.
4. of a great moral or spiritual beauty: a lovely character.

We all love our children. I know that. So the thoughts I have are probably identical to those of every other Mother in the world, but they are uniquely mine, just as this lovely creature that God gave me is uniquely mine.

This is my first-born. She's blonde....through and through! The fact that she is blonde is even more unique to me because my entire immediate family is brown-headed and brown-eyed! So this lovely girl is special.

LOVELY is a word that always comes to mind when I think of my daughter. She genuinely loves life. She purposefully sets out to enjoy every minute of every day. She enters every activity, every chore, every encounter with the excitement of Christmas morning.

One story that explains this celebratory character trait happened one Sunday morning at church. During the announcements, the pastor informed the church body that a former minister was celebrating his 70th birthday. There was to be a "party" at a local seafood restaurant for anyone who could make it at noon one day that week. The pastor continued on to say that anyone who could make it that week at lunchtime could come by and have lunch and celebrate this man's birthday. My lovely  girl leaned over to her dad and with more excitement that you can even imagine asked, "CAN WE GO?????? " She didn't know the man, nor did she know that the "party" would consist of mainly senior adults who are retired and able to attend a lunch time gathering on a weekday. I'm sure in her mind she pictured games and lots of fun!

She hurts when someone hurts.

She laughs when she doesn't even know what's funny, but because everyone else is laughing.

She lives to please.

She loves everyone.

She genuinely apologizes for her wrongs without prompting.

She SAVORS life.

She is LOVELY and

she inspires me.

1 comment:

The Gotsch Family said...

She is lovely!! She is beautiful inside and out.