My third born is most definitely her own littler person. All children are their own born persons, just as God intended, but this one … this one at barely 3 years old, while twirling on the top of a picnic table in nothing but a tu-tu and mud, declared herself a fairy princess.
We had never even discussed, read about, or watched anything to do with fairies. Or Princesses for that matter. *insert eye roll here*
So from that point on, I realized our Little Miss will forever be her own burst of light , arcing over everyone as they dance in her glow.
Then I bought her a fairy…
And a fairy book.
But I’ve concluded in the realization of who she is- kind hearted, the life of the party, sincere, excited, bright, eager to learn, and independent- she is just that scary thing I feared about raising girls.
She is *all girl,* with a little mud thrown in.
My first born girl is so predictably me-a serious tomboy, genuine and fun loving but introverted, living in a world of books and over analyzation. Mister lives in a world of all-things-Daddy, outdoors, sports, and engineering; he finds value in learning, quality time, and problem solving.
But Miss … well she is me at 17, in a 3 year old’s body (I apologize, mom and dad). She is vivacious, finds fun in anything-alone or in a crowd- loves spontaneity; she flirts with risk, finding solitude in do now, ask forgiveness later, and dances everywhere she goes, with a perfect ballet twirl thrown in (yea, that part she didn’t get from me).
I am 85% sure she is going to be left handed, *think* she may be artistically inclined, she was probably born to dance, and she is going to forever do her own thing. I only pray that she is certain that thing is always aligned with loving Jesus, and that I give her the grace she needs to be who she is, in Him. He is going to do wonderful things with her life, with the personality He gave her. I know that.
Baby #3 is the epitome of the word rainbow; a prism through which light shines lighting up the world around her. She is boundless energy, eager to share with anyone willing to
sit a spell dance along.
I am thankful for the chance to dance along with her.
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