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Sunday, February 04, 2007

Alyssa has a Blog!

Alyssa has a blog! She is quite good too.

Almost as good as and maybe even a little better than she is at painting her toenails...by herself...when she was supposed to be in bed. Well, she was in bed when she was painting them!

Then I see so much of myself in this...God asks us to obey Him and we do...sort of. The Bible tell us "Work hard and cheerfully at whatever you do, as though you were working for the Lord rather than for people." (Colossians 3:23). If we are in the bed because we are supposed to go to bed but painting our toenails because we want them to be beautiful, we are working for ourselves...that's people...not God.

We are trying to learn wholeheartedness... to obey cheerfully, immediately and completely. The very best we can give is what we are required to give. This is being wholehearted.

The pull for beautiful toenails was just too much this one time. We explained how painting toenails is good and fun and beautiful but bed time meant that is was time to sleep in the bed.

Alyssa usually toes the line. She likes rules. She likes to follow them, enforce them and make sure others don't break them. I really think this was an honest, well, somewhat honest, mistake. After all, she plays with animals in bed, cuddles with them and sings to them; toenail polish is not that different.

She wanted her toenails to be beautiful and pink...just like her blog.

She had no problems telling me exactly what she wanted without ever looking at any other blogs or templates.

She definitely has likes...and dislikes!

She knows what she wants.

There's no one else like our sweet Alyssa! She's opinionated and lively...you should see her blog! It's all right there...the things she is.

"I praise you because (Alyssa is) wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well." (Psalm 139:14)

She has a very good grasp on who she is as a five-year-old. She can read. She's smart. She's beautiful, especially her hair. She loves animals. She loves the color pink. She can sing. She can dance. She can draw. She knows what she can do. According to her, the things she can't do yet...she'll practice. Right now, she's practicing basketball. She knows how to play but will have to actually practice throwing the ball into the hoop so she can make 100 baskets per game next year when she joins a team.

It really doesn't get much better than that.

She's our "Animal Angel" and she's blogging now.


Check out her blog!

It's totally Alyssa.

It's pink.

It's animally.

It's cute.

It's sweet.

It's Alyssa's blog.

1 comment:

lisasmith said...

Read Alyssa's blog!