Thursday, January 04, 2007

Through the Eyes of a Child


Having Natalie has opened my eyes to a whole new way of thinking. I find my self looking at things differently and approaching life with innocense that doesn't always come naturally. As many of you know from your experiences with your own children, they can come up with the most creative ways to describe things.

Over the past few weeks, Natalie has begun to really get descriptive. She tells the most fascinating stories filled with imagery I never would have taken the time to notice. One early morning a couple weeks ago, she came and climbed into bed with us. When I woke up, I began the conversation that we have every morning...

"Good morning Baby."
"G'mornin' Mommy." We snuggle down under the covers together.
"Did you wake up."
"Yeah I woke up."
This particular morning she went on to say...
"I turned the light on with my eyes."

I wasn't quite sure what she meant. Being the anti-morning person that I am, I didn't think another thought about it and went back to sleep. I later remembered her observation and began to think about what exactly she meant. She goes to bed each night after dark and when she wakes in the morning it's light, thus she has turned the "light" on with her eyes. She has no idea that God brought the sun up and lit her world long before she opened her eyes. All she knows is that when her eyes open they somehow "turn the light on." How precious is that!

A couple weeks later, I am still thinking about what has now become her morning tag line. I can't get it out of my head. "I turned the light on with my eyes." It seems like there is some deeper meaning in that. I can hear it running around in my head, but for the past 35 minutes I have sat here trying to formulate it into words, and nothing has come out. The depth of her comment is on the tip of my tounge, but completely ungraspable to me right now. Everytime I try to write what I think is in my head it comes out all wrong. I know that there is something there (not because Natalie is such a stinkin' genious, but because I can sense it in my spirit), but for whatever reason, I'm not supposed to share it right now. Or maybe, you are supposed to find your own meaning in it, if there is any. Perhaps, the little comment won't hit you the same way that it did me, and that's ok. Let's chalk it up to me being an overly proud mama.

Whatever the case may be, I know that God has spoken to me many times through things Natalie has said or situations we've had. For now, I'll just enjoy the most wonderful mornings with my little girl telling me all about how the lights turned on when she opened her eyes.

4 comments:

  1. That is neat! I have to sit and ponder it now....

    Did you have a good Christmas? I haven't heard from you in a while! Talk to you later...

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  2. How sweet! I love the innocense of children.

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  3. How cute. It is amazing the things kids say. I can't believe how big Natalie looks in that picture! She looks like a little lady.

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  4. Hey, Bryce said something similiar yesterday and I had to mention it on here. I asked him if he slept well after he woke up from his nap and he said, "No, I had dreams in my eyes."

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