Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Mally's Mission

I love this little stinker!

She has so much life and energy in that little body!
Sometimes it is impossible to contain!

Lately I have been thinking about her Spirit.
She has gone through so much in her short 5 years and has a lot ahead of her.
But I KNOW that she volunteered for this.

I have had a very strong and special feeling that this little girl knew that by coming to Earth when she came, she would be born into a body that was less than perfect and a brain that would give her extra struggles. 
She KNEW it would be harder, but she was willing to come for us! 

She knew that Dawson would struggle and in turn our hearts would ache. And she knew that he had a very important mission. She knew that he would only be here for a short time and that we would long for him. She knew that her being here now would bring comfort to our hearts.

So she accepted the struggles of an imperfect body...for us!

Now there are things that we are told about her "disabilities" (she is in the spectrum of Autism) that are seen as set backs.

There are some that I see as just the opposite.

Her spirit GETS much more than we get! I can imagine that the little spirit that inhabits her body, isn't so little.
It is BIG.
 Full of Energy.
Overflowing with LOVE!
Sometimes she can't stop herself from letting a perfect stranger know that she loves them.

We have a lot to learn from this little angel!

Her love knows no bounds.
She has an ability to make everyone feel so loved!
People around her can't help but be drawn to her.
She is loved no matter where she goes.

How could we possibly help it?!


Just Us said...

Amy, I love this post. Such beautiful words about a beautiful little girl. I love her so much.

Courtney Price ~ Vintage Ginger Peaches said...

And what's more, being on the autism spectrum doesn't need to hold her back. I have a feeling that she will conquer!

Alea said...

She is beautiful! I love her big blue eyes in the last picture. :)

Tammra said...

My heart is so full after reading this post. I just love that little girl so much! I feel so blessed to be her grandma.

Hardy Party said...

Mal is such a sweet spirit. We love her so much. I think she is going to be fine and overcome her disabilities (if you can call them that). She's wonderful and she does make me feel loved every time I see her.

D. Tyrel said...

I think little Mally looks a lot like her Great Grandma Atkinson...look at the last picture.

Brian and Kayla said...

She is perfect!

Lombardo Family said...

Oh those are darling pictures Amy. She is a special little girl and I'm so happy that I got to meet/get to know her better. You and Ryan and my heroes! I want to be just like you someday!

Gear Gang said...

I agree with Ty! That is grandma's face. What a beautiful little girl. I love her and miss her loves.

Collette said...

Oh I love this little girl! SOOOO MUCH! And yes her spirit is soooo BIG and touches everyone who meets her! Love her and love you guys!

rachel said...

ah my mally. i love her so much. everytime she runs up and yells 'RACHEL!!!' i just get so excited. especially when she comes up and licks my face and barks at me(: those are my favorite kisses. tell her i love her and she will have to come visit me soon.
love you. and good luck on your sugery wednesday aim!!!