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!