Sunday, March 14, 2010

She's so "Prettiful."


See this cute one? That is my bow wearin', music blastin', fun lovin' baby doll. I'm pretty proud of her these days. She can be so full of drama sometimes, that she makes me laugh, yet she has the biggest heart I know. I am in awe of her "I don't care what they think" attitude, because I am so much a people pleaser. I love that she is drawn to the underdogs in life and just wants to help. And I envy her BOLD, fun, sense of style.
Today, it seemed that everywhere I turned there was someone complimenting me on my little girl...
There was "Mrs. Beth" who said "Michele, don't you dare say anything to that girl about her style. She is so very cute!!! (Mrs. Beth is old enough to be Kayla's grandma, so that was so sweet coming from her generation.)
"Mrs. Jane" who works at our local children's home, stated that the young teenage girls think the world of Kayla. That she is the one person in the youth group who goes out of her way to befriend them. They call her friend.
"Mrs. Karen" loves how Kayla is not afraid to discuss the Bible, ask questions and learn in Bible study.
And I also had three other ladies and one man at church today tell me that Kayla was a "sweetie," and a "keeper."
Oh, what that does to the heart of the mom of a thirteen year old girl. Thanks Lord, for helping me raise this beautiful child. I pray everyday that she stays this way through the years to come.
To let you know how sweet she can be, I'm going to tell you what she did tonight...
Kayla babysat this afternoon for Kevin's secretary. She paid Kayla, even though Kayla said she didn't have to. So Kay decided to take the family out for dinner after church tonight on her earnings. Her words were "Mom, I just want to do something for you, for a change!" Is that not the sweetest?! I plan on paying her at least some of it back, because she did earn the money and dinner at her favorite place on a Sunday night, for a family of four is expensive, BUT the fact that she wanted to, means the world to this mom. I'm blessed.
As we were driving in the car to dinner, we were looking at the beautiful sunset. I mean it was a gorgeous piece of artwork tonight, Lord!!! Anyway, Kay said it was "prettiful."
No Kayla, you are the one that is "prettiful."
Mommy loves you very much!

19 comments:

Andrea said...

Absolutely beautiful!!

He & Me + 3 said...

What a sweetie you have their and I love her style! She is unique and adorable and confident in the beautiful girl God created her to be. You have every reason to be so proud!

Kristin said...

You know Mich, that is a direct reflection of you! She is kind, loving, loves Jesus, and that shows what her Momma has taught her growing up! I pray my girls will be that beautiful, inside and out, when they are her age too!

Mc Allen said...

awww, what a great mama, and a precious memory!! xoxo LA

Christi said...

What a sweet young lady you have! :)

The Fountains said...

Wow, Michele, that sounds a lot like a girl I use to go to 4th grade with. Yes, YOU!!! She sounds just precious.
I never tire of hearing mommies brag on their babies.....
Take Care!
Your cousin,
Kerri

Angie said...

aaawwwww!!! Makes your heart melt! She's 'prettiful' inside and out.
(And I love the pig-tails!)

xoxoxo

3 Blessings said...

Such a sweet post. She sounds like a true beauty and a blessing from God.
:)Amy

Angela said...

"I don't care what they think" attitude, because I am so much a people pleaser.

My goodness,,,did this ever speak to me too girl. Shaneah and your daughter are not only the same age but so similar.

I praise God for the work that He is doing in her life, and how He has just given her such a beautiful heart.

Shaneah does the same thing also with her money. SIGH....She will pay for her class trips, items that she needs..I'm like, 'Shaneah, Mom and Dad do that sweetie'.."That's ok mom"...

Jim said...

Sis,
Well, add my name to the list that thinks Kay is "prettiful" and pretty.full of just the right kind of stuff, too!

Kay, your Poohpa loves you! And I was thinking about you when I was shopping in Israel last week. I hope you like what I got cha! Can't wait to see you all in a couple.

Jim-Dad

Jim-Dad

christy rose said...

What a blessed momma you are for sure!! For any teen to say that they want to do something for mom and dad with money that they earned, that is a work of God in the heart of that child. How wonderful!! she is the sweetest thing, absolutely prettiful, and I would definitely say "a keeper" :)

Amber said...

Prettiful, indeed.

Love that girl.

Cheesemakin' Mamma said...

Good job, Mamma! Good job, Holy Spirit!

I saw the update on Sawyer and I'm just so thrilled that he's doing better and that he is getting in soon. That little man has been on my heart big time!

Miti said...

What a "prettiful" post!!! It's very obvious that she's being raised by great parents! Nothing is more satisfying to me than to hear someone compliment my little guy. It's such a proud feeling, isn't it? I can tell that Kayla is one of those people that make the world a better place just by being in it. What an inspiration!

Kellie said...

That is so sweet! What a joy to have children who are pleasing to the Lord first which leads them to please others. :)

~*Michelle*~ said...

What a beautiful girl (just like her mama)....and how awesome that she was raised with such confidence.

God sure must be proud of you too!

Stephanie said...

Aww, that's the sweetest!

elaine @ peace for the journey said...

Is she up for adoption? I'd love to go out to eat. Actually, my older sons take us out all the time. They have more money than I do. Go figure.

peace~elaine

Gretchen said...

Lovely story about a very prettiful girl, indeed.