Since my little sweet cheeks turned two, we have most definitely entered the phase of the "terrib..", I mean, "terrific" twos. Her vocabulary is growing at a rapid pace, yet we are not quite grasping the translation of all of these words. She wants to climb stairs, buckle, sit in a real seat... all by herself. Needless to say, when mommy doesn't quite understand or feels the need to assist at times, our little sweet cheeks here is not a happy camper! I have often said in conversations that she has been our most challenging child yet.
But the other night as I was putting her to bed and singing to her a song that reflects the blessing that she is to us, it helped me remember how much I had longed for this little girl. The song speaks of Hannah's prayer in 1 Samuel and how she longed for a child. This was my prayer for Sophie. We waited for over a year, wondering if we would have another child, already so blessed with our first two sweet girls. God's timing is perfect though as I cannot imagine trying to start homeschooling with a newborn baby and a toddler.
She is and will probably always be a challenging child. But I hope to always remember how much she was prayed for and how blessed we are to have her in our little family. I was reminded in my quiet time this week that "children are a reward from Him." Psalm 127:3 I have done nothing to deserve being a mother to three healthy girls, but I know they are from the Lord, entrusted into my care for as long as He wills.
I just had to share these pictures! She was taking care of her baby, sharing her pacifier and then her blankie. But the temptation got the better of her and she just had have a little taste of it back. Pray for her in the next couple of weeks as we tell "paci" bye-bye.