It began with a little girl at an outdoor water spray park who was missing part of her arm.
Chloe was one of a few kids that could not quit staring....and knowing my Chloe I knew she would be asking me abou it.
She did....and I didn't really know how to approach it....I did not want to make to big of a deal by going overboard with why it is unimportant ...... why it is not a factor in friendship......how it does not matter....how she is a person just like her. I explained it as simply as I could....careful of the words I chose....after a few additional questions....we were all clear on the who what when where and why of people with disabilities.
Fast forward to today in our car on the way home....
Chloe: Mom...you remember that guy at the beach that was walking with the stick.....part of his leg was gone?
Me: yea baby...I remember
Chloe: What was wrong with him?
Me: Well.... its not that something is wrong with him...he just has trouble walking ...he may have been born that way...or maybe he had an accident. Remember it does not matter....he is a person just like you and me.....and he gets happy and he gets sad....and he has good days and bad days...just like us ...and God loves all the people...and he wants us to do the same thing.
Chloe: Yea and....maybe God is just not done with his leg yet....He's not thru makin' him.
Me: Ya know Chloe....He is not done with any of us yet......
The sweetness and innocent curiosity of a child is so special and touching...don't ya think?
Mommy loves you Chloe....
Paw Pay Jerry left Chloe with these "runt" potatoes to play with today.....Nana said she entertained herself with them all day.
I told her to hold her favorite ones and let me get a picture....these are her favorite....the little red one's name is little red one.
The creativity of a child is just comforting.....happy with a cool-whip bowl full of taters....so simple...dont ya think?
what was she thinking?
my bra and her teeny bikini...drying on the laundry room doors.
The world thru a child's eyes.....refreshing...dont' ya think?