Tuesday, November 19, 2013


 This. Girl. - I love her.

Two is hard sometimes, you know that?  So fun and so taxing - all at the same time.  
This little person becoming their own human being, little by little. 
Our girl, she is very much her own person.  Stubborn, strong-willed.  But sweet and cuddly.  And SO much fun.  
Asking Jesus for help as we aim to shape this little being - allowing her to blossom, yet to obey.
In my frustration sometimes I imagine this will of hers standing up to something more substantial in the years to come (not just potty training or foods she dislikes), which gives me some relief - She'll stand strong to her faith being rocked; She'll ward off that idiot of a boy (they'll all be idiots in my opinion, I assume) who thinks he is worthy of her attention.

He has created her this way - our feisty, silly, sweet little girl.  I am so thankful.

{Photos thanks to Elena Brown}


  1. Love this post! Thanks for the encouragement. I needed to hear this today. My daughter Ellie is just like your Eloise. Strong will and stubborn. At times I want to scream and pull my hair out and other times I want to hug and kiss my sweet girl. Parenting is not for the faint of heart. It is and will be the hardest thing I will ever do. But it is SO worth it! I pray everyday that God will give me what I need to raise his precious daughter.

    Katie Enzenberger

  2. What a sweet, sweet post Col. I love you both and I love your musings about motherhood. I look forward to the day I can come to you for advice :)

  3. What a nice picture of mom & daughter! Both are looking to cute in their sweater dresses.


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