Saturday, October 15, 2011

Another Birthday

Gladys turns four today. She and her father are on their way to the pancake barn for an amazing and wonderful time. She put on her pink dress, pink and green stripey tights and blue shoes with pink flowers and then gazed at herself in the mirror. "I'm so beautiful," she said, as indeed she says almost every day, "Don't you think I'm beautiful?"

Honestly, what is the correct response day after day?
Some days we say, "Yes you are. You are beautiful."
Other days we say, "You are very beautiful inside and outside but inside is better."
Some days we're just tired and grunt. I probably need to memorize some kind of Bible verse I can fling at her.

Anyway, later we're going to have strawberry cake and then maybe go run around in the cold autumn wind. It is finally autumn today. Happy Birthday Gladys!


Rev Dr Mom said...

Happy birthday, Gladys (and Mommy!) I guess I've been reading your blog for a long time, because I remember when she was born!

Shawn said...

Happy Hpppy Birthday Gladys. May everything be pink and sweet today!! We'll keep trying to call.Love and kisses, Mimi and Boppy

Teacher Mommy said...

Happy birthday, Gladys! And as a special gift for your mommy:

1 Peter 3:3-4 ESV

"Do not let your adorning be external—the braiding of hair and the putting on of gold jewelry, or the clothing you wear— but let your adorning be the hidden person of the heart with the imperishable beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which in God's sight is very precious."

I am a very helpful person. :)