|My sweet adventurous girl turning 9.|
I know it's been hard for her this past year to be the 'only one' of the three littles to NOT have T1D; celiac; Hashimoto's disease. I believe in my heart she's glad she doesn't, but I also see how sometimes she feels left out. Not as special. To be the only one NOT getting personal attention for pump changes; juices for low blood sugars; snacks before bed to keep her blood sugar stable; unique foods that don't contain gluten.
Yet, I watch her.
She cares for her sisters.
She helps Selah check her blood sugar - even though Selah doesn't 'need' the help.
She punches in the numbers on Selah's pump - even though Selah could do so herself.
She gets things for Trinity even if Trinity is fine and could walk over and get it on her own.
She carries a special bag of juice for her sisters and her dad on vacation -- even though she will not be drinking them.
She does some of the chores on her own as the girls have to eat because their blood sugars are low; or change their pumps since their insulin reservoir is empty.
She reads aloud to Selah - simply because she can.
She works hard at all she does.
|Making a nesting box for her rabbit.|
She's our 'loner' girl at times. Just like her big brother Elijah.
Two peas in a pod, those two.
So much alike in so many ways.
Their learning styles mimic one another. They have similar personality traits. They are both introverts. Lovers of animals - of all kinds. They both make 'piles' on their desks that drives their mama mad. A little clumsy to boot. (Charity a bit less so.) Quiet, yet observant. Meek, yet fierce when it counts. Loving beyond measure. Compassionate and passionate. Both wearing their hearts upon their sleeves, often.
|Loving on a burrow.|
|Snuggling her bunny.|
I see her.
Her loving ways. Her gentle heart. Her sweet spirit.
|Holding her favorite chicken.|
She loves her family. Cares for her friends. Adores God's creatures. Loves her Savior.
|We called her the chick whisperer.|
|Bottle feeding baby goats.|
|Her first rabbit show.|
|Lounging with her old pup!|
She enjoys the little things.
Weeds that flower.
Feathers from a bird found on the ground.
Moths and butterflies.
I'm so very grateful to be her mom. To watch her grow and flourish. To see her spirit soar.
I pray her sweetness continues to grow with her. That her kindness and lovingness never wanes.
As we celebrate this precious life, I give thanks to God for allowing ME - meager old me - to be her MAMA!
|Woodworking projects with mom.|
To care for her.
To guide her.
To protect her.
To mold her.
To help her be all she's meant to be.
Our sweet, vibrant, talented, young lady - Charity!
|That captivating smile!|
One of a kind.
|Such a joyful little girl.|
|Our precious little girl.|