08 November 2010

sweet friend

Friends are a huge part of our life!
They breath life into us, help us, support us, laugh with us, grieve with us, surround us!!!
Its never been more obvious than in these last few years of being home full time with tinys; friends are key to this mommy's survival. God has been so gracious in our seasons of life to provide those friendships that nudge us closer to Him.
As a parent its really fun(and scary) to watch your child make new friends.
Lillian has had a steadfast friend before she could even roll off a blanket!!

This past weekend 'the bean' came to visit!!
you see part of lillian's heart moved with Elle to Buena Vista, Colorado this past April!

we miss them so much, but are excited for where God has them!!
Lillian talks a lot about how much she misses the bean.

Lillian is very emotinally intuitive for 5 1/2...I am always surprised by how well she verbalizes what's going on in her heart...this past wednesday she was really down.
I asked her why, she said "mommy i just don't feel comfortable at school, I don't have any friends and that just makes me feel so unlovable"
after i picked myself up out off the floor and put my heart back together and tried not to cry
i wrapped my arms around her and told her she was just about the most lovable little girl i've ever known! turns out most of the feeling was exhaustion and that fact that she can't talk at school she has to work and she feels connected to friends by talking!!!

really it was that she didn't know anyone like she knew the bean.
It turned into a really cool conversation about expectations on others to meet our needs and How that's God's job and how he will bring friends into your life in some seasons and take them out for others. {of course this was in 5yr old launguage}

I reassured her that friendships like that don't come in bushels, they are really special
any chance we get to spend time with her is a treat!!

I love the unconditional Elle & Lilli have for one another.
Its a treasure to have a front row seat to their genuine friendship!!

we celebrated Elle's birthday (which was in october) while she was here!
our house was full of giggles & two happy girls!!
we love you bean!!

1 comment:

Emily said...

So sweet! I love how you share your teaching moments with us. They are both such sweet cute girlies!