alright. I am going to brag on my child.
It is going to be sickeningly sweet and gushy. If you don’t want to read it you don’t have to. But I’m a mom and it is good for me to occasionaly wax eloquent about my darling child. Ask Missy over at It’sAlmostNaptime. This was her idea. and I like it.
If you don’t already know, my adorable 7 month old girl, her name is Ginny. Actually it’s Virginia Altie Aspen Gerard Russell. Her name story is long and has a lot to do with our wanting to honor the wishes of her birth parents.
so here’s my Ginny
and my favorite photo of her so far in life
Yes, she is almost always that cheerful. And just to add some perspective she was sick with RSV when we took that photo.
I have the worlds most cheerful baby.
When I wake her up in the morning she laughs at me.
When I sing to her she giggles and hums along (not on key of course, but she is only 7 months old after all).
She loves restaurants. People watching is her second favorite skill, next to napping in public. The child has never once given us any trouble in a restaurant.
She pays attention in church. okay, I know Ginny is not actually listening to the sermons, but she sits up, at full attention, and gazes at the pastor while he talks, and the choir when they sing. Oh and she has already done all of Beth Moore’s Daniel Bible Study. Okay, she attended, but never did any homework.
Ginny loves her daddy. She goes to him with squeals of glee. He is an incredibly entertaining person in his own right, but nothing he ever did before was so worth watching as the times he lavishes on Ginny. (I guess I’ve kinda wandered into “bragging on my hubby” here, but I’m sure Missy will forgive me)
She is friendly. I can’t hand her off to just anyone to hold, but she bestows her biggest smiles on just about anyone who says “Hi!” to her. This child is gifted in the hospitality department. I mean, just look at this smile:
She thinks things through. I can almost see her thinking sometimes. Especially when confronted with something new. She stops and examines things with a sober look on her little face that is absolutely endearing.
Before Ginny came to live with us seven months ago I was frankly worried about mommy-hood, but now that I know Ginny, I’m no longer worried. I’ve got the worlds easiest, most cheerful baby.
thank you Jesus and thank you Mel & Steve for this incredible gift.