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Jan 30

My Sweet Little Girl

20120130-210936.jpgMy Sweet Little Girl
Earlier tonight, Gabby found herself in “trouble”. She recently has developed this audacity that knows no bounds. She asks. We say no. She asks again within two minutes. We say no again.
Tonight she did the same thing with this question, “Daddy, can I have desert?”. I told her no because of something she did that we’ve asked her not to do and she got mad! She threw the desert down and pitched a fit.
I told her quickly to pick it up and not to let a situation cause her to do something that would really get her into trouble. She picked it up with a disappointed face and life went on.
It wasn’t until an hour later that I realized why she was avoiding me and whispering with her Auntie and Mommy. You you guessed it. The picture above says it all. In case you don’t speak “kid” it says:

I am sree (sorry) for all the things that I did. Gabby :).

She made me a bookmark with my name on it out of beads, brought me a bottle of water, and my favorite candy, a Reese’s Cup.
She is way too sweet of a kid.
Now I realize that the disappointed face was not because she didn’t get what she wanted, but that she disappointed me.
We must be careful with the stewardship of our children. They look to us as God wants us to look to him.

Jesus said: “Truly I tell you, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. (Matthew 18:3 NIV)

Gabby, I don’t deserve you dear. That’s how I know I’m blessed! God is strong in you and He uses you everyday to teach me how to be better for Him and you.

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