I sometimes agonize over how much pain my daughter has had to endure, and will have to endure, during her childhood.
But, wow, does she find ways to crack me up with the little things she says.
Tonight, she paused to watch one of the dancers on DWTS.
She says to me, "Mama, doesn't she look BEAUTIFUL."
Well, yes, Olivia, she does.
"But, she better be careful, or people are going to see her underwear."
THIS coming from a girl who will have entire conversations with guests in our home after getting out of the tub, buck-naked.
The entire conversation.... just standing there, chatting away, without a stitch of clothing on her body.
So, where in the world did this come from, this concern about Cheryl Burke exposing her underwear?
I once heard a cousin of mine, a mother of four children even though none of them really were "planned", say, "God gives you what you need. He just gives you what you need."
Well, I don't know about all of that. There are people, CHILDREN even, with g-tubes and tracheotomies, heart defects and facial deformities, cancer and brain tumors -- and autism -- all over the world. Obviously, they need a whole lot, and no Intervenor-from-Above is supplying the miracle it takes for them to live the strong, healthy, carefree childhoods they deserve.
But, if there is a God above who supplies the things we need to get through the hardships of life, then there is no better example of such a Godsend than my daughter.
Every day, she says something to amaze me.
Every day, she says something to make me laugh.
Every day, I thank the Lord above that she is mine.