Saturday, July 18, 2009

Joy, Joy, Joy, Joy - Down In Her Heart...

We've done some parenting studies with our community group in the past where we were asked to kind of pick a word that described our children and their spirit. I always struggled with it - one word? For Meron? Is that possible? Does "nuts" count?

But several times we've been told the word was "Joy." They'd always say she seemed so full of joy. And lately I am starting to see that too. I know she's young and she's just a crazy little toddler - but sometimes it just really feels like she gets it. That she knows what God's hand has done in her life to her and through her for others (mainly us). It's like she fully understands where she was and where she is now and she isn't about to let the small things in life get in the way!

Tonight - Ms. Meron was feeling a little stuffy, had some new teeth busting through, took a gnarly spill and caught herself with her face - bitting her lip and tongue in the process (lots of blood). But bother her? No way!

As we scrolled though our pics later this evening we hit this one and it caught Laura and I both off guard - bringing us both to tears. There it was. Pure, uninhibited, unhindered JOY.

My prayer tonight is that I can be just a tiny little bit more like her...

2 comments:

Unknown said...

If only we could bottle up all this toddler joy. I need a shot of it every now and then. We need to get our giggly toddlers together again soon.

Donna said...

I get a little JOY every time I visit your blog! Thanks for the smiles :)