Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Once Upon a Time...

... I had a little girl.
She was the most beautiful little blond pixie you could ever imagine who has grown into a delightful & cherished woman. She was born on Nov. 12th, one of the happiest days of our lives. Happy Birthday, Beautiful One. We love you more than you will ever know. You are my Sunshine.

And now I want to tell you a story that came to mind last week when I posted about my sorrow over the racial turmoil that Cupcake witnessed.

When our uncommon blonde was in kindergarten she came home all excited one day that she had been invited to play at Jovita’s house. She bubbled on and on about her new friend. I explained that I would need to meet the friend’s mother and and find out where they lived and so on. And I inquired “That’s a pretty name - is Jovita black?” Uncommon Blonde stopped and thought hard. She replied, “I don’t know, I’ll look tomorrow.”

Such wisdom out of the mouths of babes.

8 comments:

Uncommon Blonde said...

Awww. You are sweet. I love you!

My ADHD Me said...

She is just BEAUTIFUL.

That is a great story. I love the innocence of children.

Fuschia said...

Oh, the absolute innocence of a child! LOVE this story!

Chatty Kelly said...

My daughter came home from church every Sunday talking about the twin boys who love her, and who want to marry her. Every week until finally I asked the teacher who these boys were - they are african-american, and my 4 year old couldn't care less.

A little child will lead them....

Edie said...

She is SO CUTE! But of course, you already knew that. :)

Happy Birthday!!

Ah the innocence of a child. I just love it.

sara said...

What a cute picture!! Happy Birthday to your girl!

Hard to believe they are grown, isn't it?!

hlstewart said...

That's about as much as you can ask for.

Farrah said...

Amen!