Sunday, March 17, 2013

At The End of the Rainbow

Five years ago today, in the wee hours of the morning, God blessed me with a beautiful treasure.  My daughter came into this world with a face that said it all.


She's a brilliant little girl.  She can rattle off facts that she's learning via the home schooling program that I'm using.  She plays chess.  She takes cooking classes and helps me in the kitchen as well.  She is protective of her big brother.  She is compassionate and gentle towards all living creatures (well, except for spiders).  She is creative and has a delightful imagination.  She makes up her own songs and games.  She's shy when she wants to be but vocal when she needs to be.  She's witty and says things that crack me up all the time.  She's very decisive and strong willed.  Above all, she is very loving and caring.

She is my little pot o' gold at the end of the rainbow.  When I'm having a rough day she hugs me and I feel the tension melt away.  It's been that way since she was old enough to walk to me.

She wants to be an actress and a doctor when she grows up.  She recently started taking acting classes and I know before I'm ready (and if she still desires) she'll be in med school.  That day will come soon enough.  Until then, I'll let her wrap her arms around me.  I'll let her curl up in my lap.  I'll hold her and give her as many kisses as she'll allow, which can be plentiful or exiguous depending on her mood.

We play together everyday.  We read together everyday.  We have meaningful discussions everyday.  Just this morning as we were lying in bed and my husband walked away, she turned to me and said, "Mommy, can we have a real talk?".  I'm not sure where she got that from, but I told her sure and she asked, "So, how's life treating you?"  I looked directly into her eyes and said, "Baby, life is wonderful."  Then she said we had to be quiet because my husband walked back into the room.

My husband likes to say that she is daddy's little girl but she is her mommy's daughter.  She is a good mix of the two of us.

My CrossFit trainer once said that I was a firecracker.  I believe that to be true because my daughter is a firework.

Happy Fifth Birthday sweetheart.  Let your light shine, baby girl.  Let it shine.

I love you.

4 comments:

Seasons of a Helpmeet said...

Raquel,

Your Daughter is beautiful! You don't know me. I read your prayer request on another blog. I too am a mom of a special needs child and I also home educate our three children.

Home education has made a huge positive influence in our home. If I can ever be a help or encouragement, feel free to email me. holmssweethome@msn.com
Blessings,
Jessica

Raquel said...

Jessica, I'm so sorry for the delay in responding to you. I rarely have time to blog these days and decided to try today. Thank you so much for your comment and for offering your help and encouragement.

We started half-way into the homeschooling program that we are currently using. I learned a bit too late that it was being held at our church but a spot opened shortly after the New Year and we took it.

Come Fall I'll be homeschooling both of my kids full-time (my eldest is currently in public school, 5th grade). It's a bit overwhelming, trying to figure out the best homeschooling curriculum and making sure it's the right fit. Still, I know that this is the direction God wants me to take so I'm going at it with full force!

Thank you again!

ABpetite said...

Awwww way too cute!

Raquel said...

Thank you! Hope you're enjoying your Florida trip!