Sweet Reminders

brookeThis beautiful girl has been asking me to take photos of her for a week.  I REALLY needed to run a few errands, but I just couldn’t say no.  I’m so glad we had time for a few pics, because we desperately needed a little time just me and her.

I can’t believe she will be six in September.  This little girl made me a mommy for the first time.  I remember the first time I held her in my arms like it was yesterday.  She’s growing up so fast.

Sunday we had an incident where I came unglued on her.   She disobeyed, which resulted in hurting her baby brother (he’s fine!).  I know she loves him to death, and would never do anything to hurt him purposely.  She felt horrible and I felt horrible. She is SO much like me, and I get easily frustrated with her.  I went to bed that night, just thinking I’m going to just RUIN her.  I was so discouraged.
brooke2.jpgThese photos were taken on Monday night, and as I stood there watching her I thought about GRACE.  I’m going to make mistakes….but those mistakes are forgiven.  I watched her dancing, singing and laughing through that field and it filled my heart with joy.  She’s not ruined.  I love this sweet girl SO much, and I need to work on giving her grace and showing her patience and love instead of frustration.  I need to show her Christ.

God has given me such a sweet gift in her.  She always thinks about other people before herself, and she has such a sweet and tender heart. I’m so thankful for all that He is teaching me through this sweet little girl.  He is showing me a lot of areas in my life that need to change.


We left looking at this beautiful sunset.  Another reminder of God’s goodness.




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