Aaaaghh! It's 8:59, and I only gave myself 'till 9 to blog!!! OK, I'll type fast!
So many times, my blogs about Ellie are about our struggles. My little teenager wrapped up in a 5 1/2 year old body. So today I wanted to blog something Positive about her. She is a beautiful, smart, and when she's happy, an absolutely delightful child...
She's almost 6, she reminds me almost daily, and she doesn't need me much anymore. I've been SO impressed with her attitude the last few days. Usually our mornings involve Lots of prodding from mommy, to get her Up and Dressed. The last few days she's happily rolled out of bed, with minimal prodding, and gotten herself dressed QUICKLY! Today she positively Popped out of bed with a Smile on her adorable face, and proceeded to get dressed SUPER FAST! She even MATCHED HER CLOTHES. Oh, the delight I feel in that! School has been good for her, and good for me. Seriously, she needs the Challenges that school provides for her, and the structure, she does really well with Lots of structure.
Having said that, I know that there is something else that makes a Huge difference, and that's Me. When I'm calm, rested, not stressed out and running absolutely everywhere, She is happier. She feeds off Me. Even if I think I'm hiding my stress from her, she feels it. Now, don't get me wrong, there are times that I'm doing just great, and she isn't! But the last few days, I've been very relaxed, very un-stressed, and the smile on her face today, it was absolute Proof to me that She needs me to be like that!
Interesting, that I can't hide my true self from her. A lesson I'm learning. Not only do I need to model being a Godly women to my children, I actually need to Be a Godly woman.
Thank you God, for this Strong child of mine. You have taught me SO much through her. Thank you for the reminder, that what we are on the Inside is so important to our children. Thank you for helping me through the "rough" years we've had, and blessing us with smoother waters lately. In Jesus name, Amen.