There are moments like tonight when she wanted to draw with the sidewalk chalk outside and not remembering the correct word, in her precious little voice she said, "I want to porkchop." Huh? You want to what? I guess, porkchop and sidewalk chalk have about the same ring to them. Pretty cute porkchop I must admit!
Then, there was the short moment tonight that was a gentle reminder that she has experienced more abandonment than most of us will ever know. While I was outside she was a bit stressed when she couldn't find me and I was only around the corner. Once again, I promised her I would NEVER leave her and we went to prepare for bed. I snapped this photo with my phone the other night, but it is the same cherished scene most nights. She wants to make sure we are VERY close before falling asleep and then I can quietly sneak out of the bed.
As we snuggled into bed and read a book, she decided tonight that she didn't want her pillow. It was yet another reminder that she slept on a hard metal bed for a few years and sometimes she just reverts back.
Just like a couple of mornings ago I saw this sunrise and was reminded of God's faithful new mercies every morning. I am so thankful for the new life He has given each of us who believe and that He promises never to leave us or forsake us.
And then we have little reminders like really cool t-shirts matching big sister to remind
us to think on the good things.
Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.