Wednesday, October 26, 2011

31 Days of Joy: Big Joys

Adelaide is delightful and entertaining, and she has brought a lot of joy into our home.  Will says that she is “200 pounds of personality on a 25 pound frame,” and that describes her well!  She makes me laugh every day.  She loves to entertain us with her singing, by making weird faces, and by telling us about all sorts of things.

Our little girl has lots of spunk, but she has just enough girly-ness too.  She loves to paint toenails with me, and put on powder, lotion, and Burt’s Bees lip balm.  She gets excited about a new pair of shoes.  She likes to comb hair, wear necklaces, and play with her doll house.

Adelaide is very affectionate toward those she knows and loves.  She will often come over, say “hi,” and give a hug.  Just because.  She likes to tell us, “love you!” and she always wants us to respond immediately.  If we don’t respond right away then she will continue to say (more and more loudly), “LOVE YOU!” until we say, “I love you too, Adelaide.”

I love having a little one to help me see the world through different eyes.  Everyday experiences become fascinating when you have a toddler.  Suddenly a dog on a leash is a reason to laugh, squeal, and smile.  A load of laundry is a reason to be together and take delight in work.  A soft blanket becomes a reason for happiness and glee.  Cake is more than just dessert; it is “CAAAAKE!” and is possibly the best thing you’ve ever eaten in your life!

Adelaide is a precious gift, planned by God, hoped for by us.  We are so thankful for her and the blessing of joy that she is!

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