Thursday, August 21, 2008

She has a sweet heart

At Kenna's school, they let the kids bring a snack in to eat around mid-morning. All they ask is that it's on the healthy side meaning no cookies or things of that nature. I don't mind picking up boxes of granola bars or a bag of apples for Kenna to take and enjoy.

Yesterday morning I was walking through the kitchen when I saw her struggling to open a new box of granola bars. She stopped me and asked for help as she was running late (as usual). I opened the box and tilted it towards her so she could get one. She grabbed one, hesitated and grabbed another one. I looked at her and said..."Are you getting one for your friend?" (She has her very good friend in her class again this year). "Yes ma'am," she replied. I was going to leave it at that when she went on to say, "Her Mama said they don't have the money to get her snacks so I always share what I have. If I can't take two, I share what I have with her."

I was humbled by my baby girl. I could easily see her in the shoes of a little boy who only had five barley loaves and two little fish , but was willing to share what he had. I just know that what she does without a second thought makes God smile upon her. I know it encompasses my entire heart and makes me love her even more...if that's even possible.

Life goes by so fast, especially the life of being young. You wake up one day and realize you've let so many good deeds pass you by. To know that her sweet little heart shines through when she's in the world on her own is just a blessing. I want to go forward from this day and be like her......

9 comments:

Wendy said...

She is truly beautiful. I'm sure you're extremely proud of her!

SouthernStarBaker said...

Kenna is such a wonderful girl, you've raised her well Mrs Hope

chelle said...

Shes a sweetie...always has been!

Sam, Missy and Alex said...

Awe how sweet! What a beautiful heart!

Jill AKA busymom said...

She has the gift of giving:)

Monogram Queen said...

That is really really really inspiring! I hope my little girl is empathetic like yours!

Lishak said...

Kenna is awesome. Beautiful inside and out!

I am Boymom said...

My cousin's name is Kenna, she is awesome! Your Kenna sounds like such a sweet spirit...obviously she has a good example at home. My kids do things all the time that make me wanna step up and be the person they need me to be. They are such good examples to me of unconditional love.

Krys72599 said...

Miss Hope, you should be one proud mama! Proud not only of your Kenna, but of the job you're doing as her mama! That she would share is incredible; that she would sacrifice even more wonderful. I hope someday I get to meet your wonderful family!