The girls were running around the house playing with a couple of our little neighbor friends. In the midst of doing laundry I got a call from Sienna for help. Actually it was more of a cry. She desperately wanted a dress out of Addie's closet. I got it down for her, and her sobs turned into giggles of delight as I helped her put it on.
The next couple minutes I just sat and watched her sweet little two year old face beam with pride. She was glowing. There was no question that Sienna was feeling beautiful, proud, and alive.
By most standards the girl looked a hot mess. She didn't care what anyone else in that room thought, she felt alive. She didn't care that she didn't know any great dance moves, or that there was no music on, she started to dance anyway. And she danced all over the room giggling and smiling the whole time. Nothing mattered from the outside because on the inside she was at peace with herself.
The truth is she was SO beautiful, crazy hair and all because her heart is so pure, and joy was exuding from her. All I could think was "man I love my babies so much".
And to my babies, I hope you always remember how perfect you are, just the way God made you.
Shine on you crazy diamonds!