Thursday, September 12, 2013

Feeling Fierce in Second Grade




I'm a little bit in love with Emie's most recent self-portrait and the words she chose to describe herself. Just last weekend we spent some time talking about grace. About the freedom that's ours when we forgive ourselves. The little love had really been beating herself up over tiny missteps. Actually over things that only she counted as missteps. So odd that she would exhibit the exact same characteristics her mother has. But she is a cute little apple that didn't fall far from this here tree. We're both learning the same lessons. This life is so much better and lighter when we see ourselves through a lens of grace. She's internalizing this so much earlier than I did and it does my heart such good.

Baby sister's right there as well. Just last night in the car I overheard Ainsley (while playing a game on my phone) say to herself "You can do this, Ainsley! Come on." Yes you can, baby girl. Yes you can indeed.

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