Wednesday, January 11, 2012

seeing


she strapped in her car seat, me under my seat belt, we ride down the road. she's quiet at times, but mostly giggling. constantly making up little games to play. i half heartedly listen at times as i read, text, or look out the window. she soon grows quiet and i ask her is she would like to play with the camera on my phone. her face lights up in agreement. i pass her my phone and show her the works. she timidly snaps a few pictures a first, but is soon full fledged in her "photography." she takes pictures of her smiling (i love that little face). of random things in the truck such as the cupholders, me writing, her car seat, then of passing things out the window. cotton all picked, trees, houses. she eagerly shows them to me after taking them. her joy is bubbling to the top and can't be contained. she presses the button more and more for picture after picture. i think of all the memory she's using up on my phone and the many pictures i'll have to delete later. and then i see it. she may not know it yet, but through her little eyes, she's already seeing it. through this, she's seeing good. she's seeing God. through that little lens, she's slowing time and capturing grace in the moment. she's seeing every little gift of God. as i browse through the pictures later, i know i can't delete them. this is what counting gifts is all about. taking the ordinary things we see without looking every day and seeing them. sometimes it takes a little person's eyes to be able to see the big picture. (a child will lead us.)









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18 comments:

Purposely at Home said...

that's my girl!...taking pics of chick-fil-a...her and my fav place to eat. weeks she spends with us will be cherished forever, won't they? ;D

xo
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Nichole said...

Aww so cute ! My niece steals my camera and I just love what her little eyes see! You look beautiful in the picture at the end! Have a great day

godsgirlz1 said...

That's awesome that you let your little sis play with your phone. Can't say I would ever do that. I'm so bad I know.

Krysten @ Why Girls Are Weird said...

This put a HUGE smile on my face.

Carolynn Cecilia said...

I share my phone with the boys I nanny and when I get it back it's full of the funniest photos of things most people would never photograph. I love it!

Jessica said...

She's so cuuuuuute!♥ Oh, I love her.

xoxo,
Jessica
Diary of a Beautiful Soul

Shia said...

This is the sweetest post ever!! Love it!!

♥ Shia

Anonymous said...

I LOVE THIS!!!!! you just gave me a perspective on the things that i take for granted. i will NEVER look at the THOUSANDS of pictures that my kids take the same. thank you so much for the great influence you and your family is on her. she talks about yall and prays for yall daily. just today it was storming bad and she ran upstairs and got memory and marli out of her bed because they were scared. she said she needed to take care of them because that is what yall would do for her.

Lindsey said...

Too sweet! Ah, the Shy Little KItten - what a great book! ;)
xoxo

Mrs. Darcy said...

Beautiful!!!! She is adorable!

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Mrs. Darcy said...

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Kenna Bluth said...

i LOVE that book! cute blog!

Hannah Sullivan said...

This is darling :) have a good weekend friend!!!

Mongs said...

this such a sweet post. Kids see things differently. And so innocently too. They are simply adorable.

mongs
mythriftycloset.blogspot.com

Mrs. Darcy said...

Just nominated you for a blog award on my blog!

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Emma Frances said...

Lovely written and so cute! Children really are so good at seeing the beauty in all the things that God has given them and created for them.

Liz Brown said...

I couldnt agree more. My 'baby' brother Pete is 10, and I love when he rides with me and chats. I get happy that he is so cute and says such funny or grown up things, then I get sad that he is getting so BIG. :(

And, I loved the Shy Little Kitten when I was young! :D :D

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rue abbey said...

such a cute blog!

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