but this post is dedicated to little girls and dancing. tutus and twirling.
i love that life gives me both. the boys. the girls. grand, messy adventures and soft glimpses of beauty.
i love that God, in His wisdom and grace and goodness, has stretched me wide between oohing and awing over the the aerator my son hooked up in his bucket of minnows yesterday (bate)...and oohing and awing over the leap and spin of my little lass in her new tutu today. (compliments of grandma)!
i have to admit, sometimes i feel overwhelmed in this stretching: boys who handle fish and girls who twirl in tutus. (okay, truth be told, i have girls who handle fish too)...but seriously? the gender gap feels gargantuan sometimes. and the age thing can be a stretch as well. the discussions in our home right now range from kindergarten to college. whew! one moment we are planning prospective college visits with emily and the next moment we are praying about sending bella to kindergarten next year. and then there's everything in between.
yes, the gap is great.
but...it's all good. it's all grace. it's definitely God's design. and i have to remember, if He is allowing this stretching then He's also designed me to stretch.
so, back to that little ballerina. i snapped these one morning last week while she was just hanging around the house. everyone else gone to school. i love these quiet moments when the house empties and the tiny girl enters her sweet world of pretend. i hang back. watch. listen. and sometimes grab the camera. this was one of those days.
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tyler's minnows. and the aerator. in my kitchen. i oohed. i awed.