Oh, child of mine. You are going to give me a run for my money, I can just tell. Not in a bad way. In more of a “Mommy, someday I am going to change the world when I learn to channel my stubbornness into passion and my hard headedness into hard work.” kind of way. I know honey. You will. But the sooner we start channeling, is the more wits Mommy is going to have left to cheer you on while you are changing the world. Let’s keep this in mind.
I’m not sure where you got that stubbornness anyway. Or the hard headedness. Or the passion. Seriously, where did that creep in from?
You come by it naturally, you say? Genetic? Oh. Errrrr….possibly, I guess.
I love seeing your personality shine through.
Like yesterday, when you were playing with all the jumbled tupperware in the kitchen, and I walked in and found this:
Do you see it?
You went in, pulled some groceries out of the bags, pulled a bunch of scattered containers out of the cabinet,
and you organized and stacked them according to what kind of container it was.
Now I’ll own the stubbornness and the passion. But this? This has got your Daddy written all over it. An organized man, he is not. But the linear thinking? Oh yes. All him.
I just wanted to document all of this so that when you are 16 and you are working to save all of the orphans in Africa while simultaneously making an organized excel sheet of all of the donations you are collecting and organizing it in different ways to see what the most effective use of resources is – we can look back and see that it is exactly who you’ve been since you came out of the womb. And we’ll have to own up to it.
In all seriousness, I love seeing glimpses of the woman that God created you to be. The person that he knit together for a purpose greater than her existence. Getting the blessing of wondering just what he has in store for your heart and your gifts. It’s incredible. I love being your Mama.
And while we’re going to get started right quick on channeling that stubbornness – this obvious gift of organization is something that I could definitely put to use….hmmmm….