Every time I turn around Ellie is doing or saying something that I want to capture and never forget. Thursday morning as we drove down the street, she asked me why there were so many Christmas lights up. I stopped the van and looked up in the sky where I noticed the beauty in the trees as the sun shined down on the ice covered limbs. It looked like a million little lights shining. I explained to her what was going on and watched as her grin grew and grew until her face was shining just like those trees. I sat and watched her, tears brimming. Later I wished I'd had the sense to get my phone out and capture the moment. But really, I know I never could have. I've replayed that moment over and over in hopes I'll remember it forever and ever. On Friday we heard a song with a deep male, gospel voice. When the song finished she said "mama, was that God?". I love the thought that God is so real to her that she can picture him up in Heaven recording a CD. Little kid, big kid, something in between, whatever the case, they don't come any cooler.
|Her favorite color is zebra print.|