Bella is unpredictable. Unlike Emma Grace, who is our little creature of habit, Bella really keeps us on our toes! I suppose part of it might be her age, but I also think it's just how God made her. She's daring, energetic, curious, a tad bit strong-willed, and very ticklish. Bella wakes up ready for breakfast and then she's off and running! She usually hasn't been awake for more than 20 minutes before she's requesting her art supplies or help getting a basket of toys or asking when we're going to go outside. (Emma Grace, on the other hand, wakes up slowly, isn't hungry for atleast an hour and would prefer to snuggle on the couch to watch Curious George or Clifford for as long as I'll allow. wink.)
Bella has also surprised us by her strong affections for a little boy in her Sunday school class. She loves this sweet boy named Emmett. The feeling is mutual, and the two of them are just the best of friends.
On Sunday mornings, I work at our church. I'm out in the hallway greeting families, making sure that we have enough teachers in every classroom, helping replenish classroom supplies, etc. Anyway, yesterday morning, I didn't see Emmett's family arrive. They have been sick with strep throat so I wondered if they had to stay home. When we got home from church, I was talking to Bella about her morning. I was asking her the 'usual' questions- such as "Did you sing your songs at theater today?" and "What activity did you like best?" and of course, "Did you play with Emmett?" Bella told me that yes, she played with Emmett and I was surprised, since I didn't think his family was able to attend.
"Really? Emmett was at church? I didn't see his mommy or daddy. Maybe I just missed them."
"Yes, I played with Emmett. He had on his striped shirt. That's the shirt I like."
I had to try hard not to laugh! We saw Emmett and his mom at church last night, and sure enough... Emmett was wearing a (very cute) striped shirt!
"Jesus said, "Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these."- Matthew 19:14