My princess is two today! (Yes, I have two princesses with birthdays in the same week.)
So you can imagine my increased feelings of tenderness toward my sweet L, especially with her birthday approaching. She and I went to W@lmart last night, just the two of us, to buy another life vest and 57 other things. I delighted in all that she had to say, and her particular way of speaking--with pauses in between every word. "See. It." (referring to the inflatables set up outside a church for VBS) "Dis. Way." (to tell me where to look) "Dis. Kind." (when asking for something she wants, e.g. the brownies on the counter or my sister's Chinese food, which I find highly preferable to "gimme" or "I want") And my personal favorite: "Shu. Sceam." Then she runs out to where he is, points, and yells, "Stop! Stop!"
I am incredibly thankful to the Lord for protecting and saving my daughter, and for blessing us with a second daughter as precious as the first. I am increasingly aware that no amount of wisdom and diligence on my part as a parent can ever take away my desperate need for God's mercy, His help, His power to save and deliver and heal. May I never take these for granted!
A few more pics from our morning of birthday fun during which no one was lost, drowned, or otherwise injured: