Thursday, June 4, 2009

Grace

As much as I try to stop time, it just keeps moving forward. Gracie turned five this past Monday, and as she blew out the candles and made her wish I couldn't help feeling a little sad. My tiny little baby is growing up and she will never stop. There are so many things that I find endearing about her personality, so I decided to compare her with the actual definitions for grace in the dictionary.

Grace

1. Seemingly effortless beauty or charm of movement, form, or proportion. Ummm....no. She's too much like her mother! We've never met a change in floor color that we couldn't trip over.
2. A characteristic or quality pleasing for its charm or refinement. Most definitely. She can charm the pants off of most anyone who meets her.
3. A sense of fitness or propriety. Again...nope. She runs around in her underwear for the most part, and doesn't care who sees her.
4. a. A disposition to be generous or helpful; goodwill. She wants nothing more than to help others. It's so sweet to see this part of her personality grow and flourish.
b. Mercy; clemency. We're still working on this one. Take away one of her lizards or dolls and her wrath will fall swiftly and terribly.
5. a. Divine love and protection bestowed freely on people.
b. The state of being protected or sanctified by the favor of God.
c. An excellence or power granted by God. I pray daily that she will be covered by His grace and come to know Him in a personal, saving way at an early age.
6. A short prayer of blessing or thanksgiving said before or after a meal. Her favorite one right now is: God our Father, once again thank you for our blessings. Amen (Did I mention that it is sung to the tune of "Are You Sleeping"?)
7. Grace used with His, Her, or Your as a title and form of address for a duke, duchess, or archbishop. Sometime I think that she thinks that she is royalty!


I love that little girl so much, and I am so proud of the person she is becoming as each year passes by. She makes me laugh (and sometimes cry), and I am so blessed to be her mother. Happy Birthday Grace!

12 comments:

Mocha with Linda said...

Aw, this made me smile! Happy Birthday, Grace!

Seems like just yesterday I had a 5-year-old daughter. Sigh. Just don't blink, Xandra!

Jill said...

She is roylaty! I loved the post...in fact it should be posted up in her new room....have a great one friend.

Karen said...

This is so sweet. I laughed over 1 and 3, and God bless her for #4. And good for her, for thinking she's royalty!

California Isoms said...

What a sweet post and a great idea! Thanks for helping us all to look deeper at the gifts God has given us.

The Small Scribbler said...

I'd say you might be the same for number 1 but you forgot to mention the similiarity in number 4 as well.

Kate

Crystal said...

So good to see you post! (I know you're busy!!) What a great idea too!

Happy Birthday to your sweet Grace!They grow so fast!!

Lisa said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOUR LITTLE GIRL!

I REMEMBER THE LINE FROM THE MOVIE "CHEAPER BY THE DOZEN" WHEN THE MOM SAID "NO MORE BLINKING". IT SEEMS WE BLINK AND THEY ARE A YEAR OLDER.

AND SORRY I WROTE THIS IN ALL CAPS...I AM NOT YELLING AT YOU. :)

Carrie @ Cottage Cozy said...

I have a 19 year old, Grace ot indeed Gracie to some! You are right they just don't stop...."Slow down" I holler...but not one of my five children listen!

Stay Cozy & treasure each moment no matter how quickly then go by, Carrie

Rachel said...

Happy Birthday, Grace! Sorry it's a little late...

A Stone Gatherer said...

Love the comparison! Happy Belated Birthday Miss Grace!

Mary@notbefore7 said...

I love this. What a tender and realistic comparison of your daughter to her name. So sweet! She sounds a lot like my soon to be 5 year old - they'd have a ball together :)

Maff said...

What a delightful post! I love how you used the definitions and compared...and Grace is so adorable :)