Wednesday, December 12, 2007

A Note From Mommy

Today Lucy turned 2 1/2. When Kevin brought this to my attention it got me thinking and the rest of the night Lucy has been on my mind. 2 1/2 wow!
Many times I find myself wishing I was a talented writer. Tonight happens to be one of them. I wish I could find a way to put into words how remarkable she is. For those of you who only know her through this blog you are really missing out.
She loves to laugh. She loves to make others laugh-especially Simon. She has the cutest laugh.
She loves to sing. We are getting kinda sick of the Veggie Tales CD. But there's nothing like it when she sings and does the motions to He's Got the Whole World In His Hands.
She's rotten, but the kind of rotten that is just perfect and makes you smile.
A couple of weeks ago we went to Children's for her 2 year check up. The doctors continue to be impressed at her personality and abilities. All of her therapist are getting her ready for her transition into preschool. There will be a series of evaluations. Although I'm sure she will do fine. There's part of me that could care less how she does. She's remarkable whether she can stack 5 blocks or 8. I don't care if she can't strings beads or copy specific lines. What they say about what she can or can't do means nothing. She is amazing if she can do it all, and she is just as amazing if she can't do any of it. Though her life we have praised God for how she continues to blow the socks of doctors. I'm continually thankful for her health and abilities but God is still good on the day that comes when she doesn't meet "their" standards. She will always be remarkable. When she was first born my prayers seemed to have a why, why, why, help, help, help feel to them. Tonight as I held her in my arms and she rested her head on my shoulder the only words that came to mind were: Thank you, Thank you, Thank you! I am so stinkin' lucky to have her in my life.


Anonymous said...

Great words Mandy. I think that Lucy is wonderful. She is such a sweet little girl. I couldn't ask for a better niece. You don't know how happy it makes me when she smiles and let's me pick her up even though she hardly ever sees me. We all are blessed to have such a perfect little girl in our lives!


Aunt Susie

Anonymous said...

You are such a great Mom, Mandy, and we are so blessed to have you as a part of our family. We just love you and your sweet, sensible, caring, warm spirit and personality. Lucy is our little Sunshine and we are so proud of her. She is perfect in every way.
We love you and Kev and Lucy and Simon.


Anonymous said...

she really is amazing in every way. i love the last few lines of this post. it made me cry. i am so glad you are her parents.

mandy fez

Anonymous said...

that was wonderful. took the words right out of my mouth.lucy is wonderful.a blessing and gift from our wonderful lord and savior
love dad (aka papa)

Anonymous said...

Wow! Your words have said it all. We are all so blessed to be a part
of Lucy's life. I remember when she was just learning to walk and how excited we all were. And now we are talking about preschool??!! She truly is amazing all because of an amazing God.

You and Kevin are wonderful parents to Lucy and Simon. God bless you all.

Nana and pawpaw

Adam said...

preach it mom. it doesn't matter how they measure her. she will bring out the better in many people's lives. she is just who she was meant to be.

Jeanne said...

Mandy, I think you have a great way with words... thanks for sharing your heart. I wish I knew her in person too. =)

Jeanne said...

p.s. you made me cry. =)