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Friday, April 21, 2006

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Do your kids ever say something that you think is so sweet but nobody else gets? That happened today.
My daughter is a very small and dainty little thing. She is so small that when she was supposed to start kindergarten I kept her back a year in hopes she would catch up to the other kids. She didn't. Even now she is at least 2 inches smaller than the next smallest kid in the class.
She is so tiny that she gets a lot of colds. I sent her to school today and my dad "Papa" picked her up. He then proceeded to take her outside with her brother and made a bonfire and added another room to the treehouse. (That thing is huge but that is another story.) She came home absolutely filthy. Her nose was all snotty and dirt was all over her face, hands and clothes. Her hair had wood chips and marshmallow in it. But she had fun!
Later in the evening the kids and I went out and I looked in the back seat and I saw this poor waif of a child all snuffly with dark circles under her eyes and dirt from head to toe. I made a remark about having a bath when we got home. She looked at me with her big chocolatey eyes and said, "Yah, I'm grubby today". (Came out as "Mm gwubby today".)
Ok, I know it is not funny to you but I laughed because I love this dear little soul so much it hurts. She is so precious and has such a kind and loving heart. She is 8 now and worries about people and animals and wants to help everyone.
I brought her home and gave her a bath and washed her hair. We played with her toys. After she got out and I was helping her dry off she looked at me with her big eyes and told me a bath is so much nicer when I am there with her.
Now how is that for a warm fuzzy?


Anonymous Curtis said...

Yep that's warm and fuzzy alright. Isn't it nice to love someone so much?

11:35 p.m.  
Blogger deni said...

That is so sweet.

The way you described your daughter reminded me of my older daughter, she was also smaller than other kids her size, and at 22, she is still tiny.

I feel all warm and fuzzy now. The love for your daughter shines right through.

4:15 a.m.  
Blogger ldjay said...

That is so very sweet ... its good to have memories like that ... God is so awesome to share things like that with us ...

3:56 p.m.  
Anonymous Lujza said...

It's plain and obvious how much you love your little girl! Your story warmed my heart!

12:49 a.m.  
Blogger Bumbling Bav said...

You described that very well. Beautiful!

11:57 a.m.  
Anonymous Margaret said...

Awwwwww.... So much love!

11:27 a.m.  
Blogger Colleen said...

Cherish the younger years of a child for they grow up so quick.

6:02 p.m.  

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