One Family's Journey through " Trials, Triump's & The Teen Years"...

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Thursday, November 29, 2007

Ode to Sydney...

Where do I begin... Well in a little adobe hospital in Santa Fe New Mexico just over 13 years ago,the Lord & I brought two precious tiny babies into this world( w/ the help of some very skilled surgeons) . Chelsea was 4 pounds, dark brown & a head full of crazy black hair... Sydney was just under 5 pounds, bald as she could be and looked remarkably like the gerber baby we seem to compare babies to...She was born w/ a smile on her face- literally was dragged out if her little cocoon grinning from ear to ear- wilst her sister was kicking & screaming enough for the both of them! Sydney has always been such a aweome child. She's always been on her own schedule, not influienced by what other people think of her-what she wears, how she acts, does her hair, nothing... She also has the gift of mercy, which @ times has equated to being taken advantage of & enduring countless friendships that have left me @ times screaming in my mind through pursed lips because they take advantage or mistreat her. But because of who she is, she has taught me a lot about forgivness. I am very much in love w/ Sydney, & love watching her blossom into the woman of God that she was predestined to be. I am so thankful for the role she plays in our family & I cannot imagine even one day w/ out her in my life. I'm not saying it hasn't been w/ out stress & drama, being her mamma (she is a girl & mine for heaven sake) but I have truely loved the journey of seeing her evolve & grow (already nearly over my head!) If you are reading this & you have daughters, I want to encourage you to please let them know what they mean to you & how vital your relationship is... So here's to all the precious "Sydney's" in our lives. May God continue to let's us expierience their sweet spirit & unconditional, seemingly endless, Grace......

6 comments:

Mama Cakes said...

What a sweet post! I sure hope you let her read it! Thanks for keeping the kids today! I really appreciate it.

Loser Face said...

Aww, thats so nice.

Sydney is an amazing girl, as are Chelsea & Kaitlyn.

I hope I grow to be half the woman that all three of them will be.

And Allie, too (as in, i hope she grows to be as good as them, god bless her soul!).

ChelleRod said...

You know that I have a special place in my heart for all of your girls!
Miss and love you all!

joacqua said...

ell call or email me your addy I wanna send you the christmas pic of the kids!

Anonymous said...

sydney is an amazing person, and I love her to death. this post isss so true about her.

love you ell!

Nijole said...

Great work.