Thursday, May 15, 2008

Two Years Old

I don't like to share too much personal information on this blog - mostly because of people like this - but I'm excited because tomorrow my little girl turns two.
I'm excited because it's a big day for her. The difference between one and two is alot bigger than the difference between 30 and 31. She knows a lot more words than she did last year, and can walk alot better than she did at her first birthday party. She's helpful (sometimes) and can hold an entire conversation with her mother (as long as you only ask her how old she is, say hello or bye bye, and ask her if she likes boys at church (two of her early words). I have convinced myself that she doesn't like boys yet... she's just using slang for her favorite football team.
I'm also scared... more scared than I feel (how does that work?). I'm scared that I'm old enough to have a two year old daughter. I'm scared that I have a little girl that repeats everything I say (so I'd better watch my mouth). I'm scared that I have someone that relies on me for food, shelter, knowledge, love, and attention. But, again - I'm also excited.
I have a little girl who - along with her little sister - thinks I'm Superman. I love the way they look at me when I do something heroic (or something silly). I love the way they kiss and hug, and the way they squirm and giggle when they're tickled (BTW, my wife squirms when she's tickled, too).
Mostly, I'm just excited to see my little girl's face each and every day. I love all three of my girls, and I love to see them happy. I'd do anything to keep them all smiling.
Enough gushing... before I go, I want to say something about the crises affecting our world. Sometimes God does thinks that suck, and we don't understand why (like the earthquake in China). The government of Burma (" may know it as Myanmar, but it will always be Burma to me") is doing the same thing. Why are they turning down or re-routing help? Lets hope that the government there knows something we don't know and has a purpose that we don't understand. As God said in Evan Almighty (and I'm sure somewhere else before) "Just know that I do it because I love you."

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

And then again, maybe God didn't make your babies but gave you & your lovely wife the ability to make babies (this ability to create being one of God's greatest gifts to us) & gave both of you the ability to love them so abundantly that you're willing to sacrifice & work hard to provide for them.
Perhaps God didn't cause the cyclone or earthquake, but created this natural world w/ all its forces of nature which cause both beautiful sunsets & horrible cyclones & earthquakes. Perhaps God is forcefully present in those people who are digging through fallen schools by hand because our wonderful mechanical equipment can't get through the roads. Perhaps God's love for us motivates people to keep trying to get supplies through to the people of Myanmar or Burma despite the evil of junta rulers. God's love for us which is at the root of your love for your 3 girls is also the root of all the good in the world which does & always will continue to fight wherever there's evil threatening this good - just like you'd fight anything that threatens your girls. Love...