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.


It's priceless.


For more interesting photos and the stories behind them, visit Kristen's Sincerely 'Fro Me to You carnival at We are THAT Family.

18 comments:

The Apron Queen said...

All I can saw is... Awwww! Great pics. Our kids have large age gaps (21 - 13 - 9 yrs). We have similiar pics of the kids. And they're my favorites too. :)

Confessions of an Apron Queen

I am Barking Mad said...

Awwwww that picture is so sweet! Really and truly priceless. ANd what is is about our older kids not wanting to have those kinds of pictures put in the scrap books? 'Cause you know, that's the first place they are going to go!

Auds at Barking Mad
www.abritandabit.typepad.com

jennifer said...

What a wonderful picture. Aren't you glad that you grabbed the camera before you scooped them up and sent them to bed? They grow too fast, don't they?

Jen

Cheri-Beri said...

Very sweet! I bet she wouldn't be too upset to see the picture. What a beautiful tribute to your oldest.

Crayl said...

That's very sweet.

We are THAT Family said...

What a great post! My oldest is a great helper and I hope 15 years from now, I can share the same tribute!

Thank you for sharing it!

mommagurl32 said...

Awwww! What a sweet pic and a lovely story! Thanks for sharing!

Valarie said...

That sounds like you are blessed with some beautiful Godly young ladies.

D... said...

Your daughter sounds like an amazing young lady! Such a sweet picture....

My Sincerely 'Fro Me to You is up too.

Cheri-Beri said...

Well, I don't tell this to just anyone . . . . . but Karen Kingsbury's youngest son is in the Sunday school class I teach.

She and her family are JUST as wonderful as they apper in her writings:-)

Amy said...

Wonderful pics.
I have been a little sad this today watching Madi playing alone. I am 35 and my husband is 41 so I doubt we have any more children. I try to be her playmate but lets face it I'm not another 16 month old. But, never say never...right?

bunchofbull-ers! said...

Sweet picture. Our oldest is extremely helpful also! And a great example for her siblings to follow. Love that.

quitecontrary1977 said...

very sweet hun! your daughter likes fashion? come by my blog, then! i'm giving away a designer purse that 'd bet she'd adore! http://nowenteringmomville.blogspot.com/2008/08/giveaway-and-readers-choice-favorite.html

Muthering Heights said...

That is a PRECIOUS photo!

Yes, I will have more about my 100th post in a couple of days. :)

marky said...

what a sweet picture.

Mrs. N. said...

That is so darling

Kelli said...

What a sweet picture and cute story!
Sounds like you have great girls. :)

Loraine said...

I love how photos bring back all of the wonderful memories...

priceless....