Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Breathtaking






She will be 3 in about a month. She is my first...my guinea pig. Although there are times where I have to take a few deep breaths in order to keep my cool when she is being disobedient, there are other times when I just look at her and she takes my breath away with her beauty both inside and out. I am envious of her zest for life. She sees beauty in the mundane...something my almost 31 year old eyes no longer see because I see and hear all the evil going on in the world. Put her in a room with no toys and she still could find something to do by using her vivid imagination. On miles upon miles of beach, she was happy just feeling the sand and water beneath her feet and drawing pictures in the sand. She was happy to find a broken shell...to her, it did not matter that it was broken. She thought she had found a buried treasure. 

For her birthday, we got her a free, used princess bike. It is worn, but I guarantee you that she will never notice. To her, she has a new bike to learn to ride. Her family is her whole world. She does not care about having new things...only being surrounded by those who love her. She is my little mommy. She genuinely cares about others. She has so much love to give!

At what point do we lose that 3 year old innocence? Oh how I hope to keep her humble. How I hope that even though she is undoubtedly beautiful physically, that her inner beauty is what will always shine brighter.  To me, it is her heart that is truly breathtaking. 

She is my hero. She is who I strive to be like. 

7 comments:

Hillary said...

What beautiful pictures! She's just precious! Thanks for stopping by my blog earlier and leaving such a sweet comment!

Jess said...

I think if I had your gorgeous kids combined with your photography talent, I'd have pictures covering every single wall of my house!!

Nicole said...

Your daughter is beautiful; and I believe that with a mother raising her like you she will stay that way both inside and out. Your blog never ceases to be a blessing, thank you so much!

Mary Beth said...

gorgeous pictures!!! she is beautiful and what a beautiful post.

Amy said...

Beautiful post, beautiful pictures, and beautiful ella!

Elsabeth said...

Beautiful. Just beautiful. I love reading about your family!

Shawn said...

Stunning!!!!