Saturday, September 25, 2010

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I know I just talked about my Kenna starting kindergarten, but I wanted to make another little snapshot of my baby right now.

Mackenna has jumped on The American Girl bandwagon with Marlee, but whereas Teensy changes her mind fortnightly as to which doll she wants, Mackenna is whole-heartedly devoted to Kit. "Because she looks just like me," she says.

My baby still sucks the middle and ring fingers of her left hand when she's tired. She has to have her Pillow Pet, Pandy to go to bed, and likes to snuggle her Beary Bear Alexa as well. She doesn't consider herself "too big" for Dora the Explorer and is perfectly content to be the spoiled baby of our family.

Mackenna still loves animals more than anyone I know. She has no natural fear of them, no matter how large or seemingly ferocious.

Kenna says the sweetest prayers you've never heard. I don't know if you believe in God, dear friend and devoted reader, but it is obvious that my Kenna does. She inserts phrases in her prayers like, "thank you for our dear Lord" and "thank you for our sweet Jesus." Now, that might be normal in some religions, but not in ours, so I know it isn't learned. It's what she really feels and that is what makes it so incredibly tender. It just melts my heart. Her faith in the Savior is amazing.

Oh, how I love this sweet girl. She's a complicated soul, but I am humbled and grateful to be her mother.


Tracy said...

She is such a sweet girl! I don't even mind being her servant, as she calls me. Love her prayers!

Amber said...

I disagree. She isn't complicated at all. If you just do it her way, when she wants, how she wants, and snuggle her while you are doing it, you've made her happy. Easy breezey to figure that one out!

laura said...

ah, the children that would have ended child-bearing if they had been our first. yes, i know that child; she lives at my house and calls Mackenna her favorite cousin. birds of a feather, those two.
how we love that little Kenna!

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There is no way to be a perfect mother, and a million ways to be a good one.

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