Saturday, January 8, 2011

Counting My Blessings

Just thinking...
 so many things 
{in life}
change so quickly.
I am so surprised sometimes
at how fast things change
when I thought
they'd be that way forever...
I was just looking through
some old photographs
and I saw this precious picture 
of our dear Chloe.
She was 5 years old  when she
wore this pink dress on Easter Sunday
and twirled and twirled 
in our back yard.
She loved to chase bunny rabbits.
She would lift her dress 
like a pioneer woman walking through mud
and RUN as fast as she could
to catch a bunny...
Her long red hair would flow behind her
like a veil of warm silk
waving in the wind
that she created.
She was convinced that if she caught 
one of those furry "  snuggle"   creatures
it would LOVE to be her little pet
and live in her pink bedroom
with her... happily ever after.
That didn't happen. 
She and her lovely sister, Anna
even went as far as to
ask a local farmer
at one time if they could buy
a cute little pink pig
to keep in their room.
They even brought along their piggy banks!
The crazy and friendly farmer wasn't helping 
to settle the girls into a place of reality 
when he answered ...YES! 
Yes , you can purchase one for $100!
Can we?  Can we? 
Mom! Pleeeeaaassse?
We have enough...

She never caught her bunny
but she gave her family the gift 
of the memories of 
a beautiful little girl
who believed that she could.
One of the greatest surprises in life
is how fast things change...
Chloe is now much taller than me,
she sings and dances beautifully
in her school's show choir,
she loves to run
but now she runs on a basketball court.
Her long red hair 
still follows after her
leaving behind a trail of kindness and beauty
that only God {by His design}
and Chloe {by her willingness}
can receive credits for.
I learn from my children:
Change is
so  I guess
I'll make it beautiful.

XOXO deborah


  1. Beautiful reflection on the way life changes, Debbie. Thank you for sharing. linda

  2. Deborah,
    Here I am visiting for the first time after you commented on my blog about my daughter and then I read brought tears to my eyes! What a beautiful little girl, beautiful memories and a beautiful mother for cherishing these moments!
    Hugs, Suzanne

  3. Hello Deborah, Thank you for visiting my blog and the lovely words. And this is a picture from your doughter, what a lovely girl is that.
    Lovely greets Lia

    Thanks for sharing my blog.....

  4. a Gorgeous reflection on the way life changes, my your away of seen it!
    your blog is an inspiration ...lovely!

  5. I love the serenity of your blog - I'm following! C’est ravissant!

    Merci beaucoup pour vos aimables commentaires sur mon blog!

    Sandy @ My Shabby Streamside Studio


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