Wednesday, August 6, 2008
Sincerely 'Fro Me to You #4: Mommy's Helper
My oldest daughter would probably rather I didn't put this picture in a scrapbook, but I think this picture is so telling.
We had been to a baby shower for our new baby girl. This picture was taken when I got home to unload the car. Both girls were exhausted from being the guests of honor at the shower. The baby was tired from being passed around and loved on and admired. Her big sister was tired from being "Mommy's helper."
She was so helpful! Eager to fetch anything that might be needed. Ready to unwrap presents and pass them around. Willing to watch sissy and alert me when diaper duty called.
This picture was taken 16 years ago.
The great thing is that to this day she is still my helper. As the girls grew [another baby sister was added to the mix], she was the trusted fashion advisor, confidante, role model. When she became old enough to drive. she was willing to take them places and even help them pick out Easter dresses and school clothes. [My job was to supply the money.]
More importantly, she is their example spiritually. She shows my younger daughters everyday that you can be smart, beautiful, AND live for God. They see her spending time in the Word. They see her worship with abandon at the house of God. They hear her give praise when God answers prayer.
Yes, I love this picture of baby and Mommy's Helper sleeping.
For more interesting photos and the stories behind them, visit Kristen's Sincerely 'Fro Me to You carnival at We are THAT Family.