Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Wonder of a Child

I am never ceased to be amazed at the wonder of a child. Working with preschoolers every weekend, I am constantly reminded of this fact. Their fascination with the slightest things always make me smile. Their brains are so innocent, so uncorrupted. I have seen little kids come up to me and give me a hug for no reason. I've seen them intricately stare at an uncolored picture, watching the picture come alive in their face. You can see their brain working, pulling the picture together. Kids who played with a plastic ring, pretending it wasn't a ring at all, but something more. Oh I have seen it all and for that reason I absolutely just love kids and my heart melts every time their eyes light up with the musings of something new they discovered. Have you ever seen a little kid who was on fire for Jesus? They hold nothing back when it comes to sharing their faith, sharing about their friend.

Oh to be so innocent. Ah, if life were only that easy. These pictures prompted me to write this short blog.




Gosh, she's only 1 1/2 and you can see the amazement in her face, in her little fingers. I LOVE the last one, how her face is reflected on the glass as she is looking up at a fish. For those of you who don't know, this is my great niece, Paige. Yes, I'm a great aunt! She's got this heart of mine completely.

Oh and one minor detail...

I'm heading out to Cali to see her tomorrow. I am in need of a Paige fix, she's walking now and we are going to have so much fun!




Hilary the Great said...

youre going to Cali and I didnt even know it!!!!! take lots of pics (as if you wouldnt). This is the first time I have visted this blog, I saw it on your facebook.

Brian said...

Be safe on the road and have a wonderful time!

kim v

Roxanne Kristina said...

You are so right about the magic of early childhood. It is a tiring but wonderous stage! So much going on in their brains.

Have a blast in CA!

Sheri said...

Beautiful pics and loved the thoughts. It's so true.
Ahhhh... to go back to that innocence and wonder!

hope you have an amazing trip!