and Lala had such a wonderful time with you last weekend at your great Uncle B
ill’s and Aunt Michelle’s lake house. It was really neat to watch you and your
cousin Caroline interact with one another (sorry about the bop on the head) but
more than Caroline I think you enjoyed Caroline’s dog Briley. Your eyes just
lit up each time you saw that old yellow lab. Maybe someday you will have a dog
it was really good to see you and Caroline together and to see how different
you were and how alike you were. Of course, as adults, we can fall into the
trap of who is doing what and when and all kinds of other things..on and
the while you two beautiful human being are just doing what you do, being who
you are, not comparing anything,
beauty of seeing with unconditioned eyes, “kingdom of God eyes”, “Nirvana”.
momma and I had a talk about that and just how unhealthy comparing is and how
easy it is as parents and grandparents to fall into the trap of comparing kids.
then I ran across an article that spoke to the very thing we were talking about
and I sent it to your momma and to your aunt Katie.
momma read the article and wrote me back, saying some very wise words that I
want to share with you now (with her permission).
put (commenting on the article) and especially good wisdom for us mommas.
Someone told me when Alice was first born,“COMPARISON
IS THE THIEF OF JOY.”…that has stuck with me. I have tried very hard
not to let other’s judgment or comparisons of Alice rob me of my pure delight
in her being…”
wise words from your momma.
we all delight in your being,
may you learn to delight in your being
in just who you are!
really is nothing to compare you to!
is not a big dog fan but see if you can get her to read you Old Yellow…maybe
that will convert her.