You get the picture, this child is d - e - t - e - r - m - i - n - e - d!!
I was totally unprepared for what I heard from this very determined child, at the girls' flag football game the other day.
After making her 2nd touch down of the game (hehe), Lizzie was sent to the sidelines to sit out for a while. As we were sitting there watching her sister block those boys on the other team (3 big brothers come in handy sometimes - heh), my sweet, determined Lizzie uttered those 2 little words, 2 little but very powerful words...
She was looking at her hands and telling me that she couldn't pull those flags because she just didn't have enough fingers!
Oh my darling child, what you lack in the way of fingers, you more than make up for in the way of sheer WILL and CHUTZPAH!
So, we talked about how she could do anything she put her mind to and that having or not having the "required" number of fingers had nothing to do with what she would accomplish in her life, which at that particular moment was pulling flags! We sat there and practiced pulling her own flag until she pulled it all the way off, and that - was - all - it - took!
Lizzie got herself up off that bench, marched onto that field, head held high and proceeded to pull, not one, but THREE flags!!!!
She turned to me after her first "tackle" and said, "I did it Mom! You told me I could do it and I did it!!"
My sweet, determined, tenacious, courageous Lizzie! At four years old, you have taught me so much about life and living.
I know there may be a few more "I can'ts" down the road but I also know you and I have no doubt that your beautiful spirit will ultimately turn every "I can't" into an "I can!"
I know I have posted
Yes, you CAN
I don't know if Stefanie will be posting a Sunday Snapshot this week or not. Please keep her and her sweet family in your prayers,