Thursday, February 19, 2009

an elizabeth moment

last night after tucking the girlies in bed, mike ran to fill my van with gas while i started folding some laundry (mind you...i did the laundry like a week ago...that's the way i roll these days!). i thought i heard someone up and about...perhaps some little feet stealthily creeping down the steps. sure enough, i peer around the corner to see miss elizabeth making her way through the living room, hands covering her eyes as if she is counting for a game of hide and seek.

eyes still covered, she whispers,

"mommy...i need my puppy."

"okay, let's find him."
elizabeth wanders carefully forward--eyes still covered, so i ask, "why are your eyes covered pumpkin?"

she uncovers her eyes and give me a quite serious look, "well, mommy, i didn't want to scare you."

i managed to stifle my laughter at the innocent silliness of her thought process....after all, we have warned her that sneaking up on people can be scary! i handed puppy to her, gave her a kiss on the cheek and asked her to head back upstairs to bed. of course, as she walked away i just had to sneak a peek and see that yes, indeed, she had covered her eyes once again for the trek up the stairs...lest she "scare" someone along the way.

it is most definitely God's grace and kindness to provide cute, funny, tender moments in the midst of the current "staying in bed" battle with our little cherub!


LIttle Candle said...

Hello dear friend! I love this story!
I also am long overdue in saying congratulations! A baby, how wonderful. How are you feeling? You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Lisa said...

so so sweet!!!

Rebecca said...

that is so stinkin' cute! and thanks so much for your prayers...they are much appreciated as i am really struggling with things right now. you are a good friend :).

Lisa said...

missing you and your smiles....

Chelle said...

boy is this post ever funny and sweetly familiar...we too have bedtime battles with our little cherub...but you are right, it's God's pure grace to us, that they are so cute while being naughty little bedtime escape artists!

hope you are feeling better...praying for you and baby every single day.

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Wendi @ Every Day Miracles said...

So adorable! :) I love those moments.