Sunday, June 13, 2010

A Little Minnie Makes Everything Better

I am so proud of my Minnie.
She is loving and nurturing to all around her. Yesterday was a prime example of her nature in action. We went to the baptism of a little girl named Fazia, who Minnie had never met before. Minnie really loves baptisms, even though she can't sit through the whole program. The sweet little girl was really scared to go all the way under the water. The earnest missionary tried so many times and so many ways to gently immerse her in the water, but after trying for nearly an hour, they ended up throwing the towel in. They'll try again after she's practiced more in a swimming pool. But Minnie almost stole the show with her sweet, encouraging voice. She was right up front kneeling on the floor in front of the font saying,
"You can do it Fazia. I know you can. You can do it. Don't be scared."
It was beyond adorable.

Minnie with her beautiful cousins Ginger and Erin at the zoo.

I am so proud of my little Minnie. What a great example she is to me of unconditional and universal love. I hope that I can always remember the soft, loving sound of her little girl voice, or at least always hear it somewhere in her voice as she grows up.


Mrs. B said...

That picture is SO cute!

Davis Family said...

That is a wonderful story, Amy. I love seeing gifts like that in my children and being amazed at how natural it is for them.

The Roberts' Report said...

What a cheerleader! It's so sweet how she understood all that was going on and wanted to help. PERFECT!!

I'm so glad ur blogging. I love hearing updates about your family!

Kim said...

Love all your updates. Your kids are so precious!! I know what you mean. I am trying so hard to hold onto every moment of sweetness and innocence.