Thursday, October 15, 2009

Beautiful Girl (Day 16)

McKayley spent a huge part of the first few years screaming a lot. Screaming that her socks hurt. Screaming if her clothes fit different. Screaming at her car seat straps. Then she spent the next few years crying a lot. Crying at noises. Crying if she was touched. She would just run into a dark corner and cry. When we would ask her what's wrong, she would just cry out, "I don't know". We felt helpless a lot. Adam and I spent many nights staying up all night trying to brain storm about what to do. We would often just fall on our knees at night praying over her while she slept.
We would pray for peace in her heart. We would pray for her to be able to communicate with us.
We would pray for wisdom on how to love her like she needed.
We prayed a lot.
In the last two years she has grown into an incredibly loving, caring, peaceful and beautiful 10 year old girl. She brings joy to our hearts. Watching her change before our eyes has been one of the most amazing experiences. To see the power of prayer work in your child's life in such a real and tangible way is something that is hard to put into words.
I am so grateful to be her mother.


Ginny said...

Love this post

Janet (Latte Lady) said...

Oh how precious!

Bless her heart...


darci said...

she is beautiful. what a precious tribute.
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Brenna said...

What a blessing she is ~ beautiful inside and out!

Becky said...

Beautiful! Absolutely beautiful!

Leah Dooley said...

Oh I missed this one yesterday. Um...can I just second that McKayley's growth in the past couple of years has been nothing short of a reflection of God's ability to take a troubled heart and absolutely soften it and fill it with joy. I wouldn't say she's a totally different person now, but she has come alive in beautiful ways. I love you McKayley!!!