Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Every Inch

he summer sun first sprinkled light brown freckles across the bridge of my bunny-sized nose during the season of my girlhood. Each year brings a few more to my body. My arms, shoulders, and back all wear tiny spots hand made by the life-sustaining ball of fire. I like my freckles, but I give them little thought. In fact, when I wear makeup, the ones on my face are barely visible.

Still new to the world, my preschool age daughter delights in daily discoveries. She studiously examines God's creation, especially delighting in the nuances of plants, animals, and humans. Last summer, while we stood on our porch tending to the small potted herb garden, she asked me question after question. Some were easy: Does Basil taste yummy with pasta? Some questions challenged me: Why did God make mosquitoes so mean? After she finished the nature portion of the quiz, she touched my face, wrinkled her nose and asked, Are those little spots on your face dirt?


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11 comments:

...The Obnoxious SAHM said...

Love this post! I just love this blog, it is so uplifting! :) God Bless!

He And Me + 3 said...

That was so sweet...kids are so observant. Loved this post.

Andrea said...

How sweet. I love the mosquito ?
Blessings and prayers, andrea

Paula said...

Very sweet. Children have such an amazing way of seeing things. One time, while I was getting my hair cut, the hairdresser's daughter looked at me and said to her mother, "Why does this lady have tinsel in her hair?"

LOL! She'd found my gray hairs and called them tinsel. Funny stuff.

Mel said...

oh that was great....

Melissa said...

Great story ~ simplicity!

Chatty Kelly said...

When my daughter was younger, she asked her grandma "Why is your skin so crinkley?" Grandma said "because I'm old."

:-)

sara said...

I have a dark freckle on my neck and my son used to always try to pick it off like it was a piece of dirt!!! Kids are funny!

Proverbs 27:19 said...

This is cute Angela. I love the purity of a child's questions.

smooches,
Larie

Liz said...

Very sweet! This was a great post!

Denise said...

I really loved this.

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