Ksena talks in third person a lot now.
She is able to piece parts of conversations together. A few days ago, hubs was telling me about chicken that died. Ksena knows the friend and the said chicken. After we finished talking, she stopped playing and asked ‘what is died?’. Let’s just say I had not seen that coming. I’ll write how that conversation went in another post.
A week ago, we went out and we took a selfie. When I showed her the picture, she said ” mummy and pretty lady”. I smiled 😉 we’ve called her pretty lady since she was several weeks old. It’s a name that has stuck through the different seasons.
She knows her name is Ksena. But when she looked at the picture she saw Pretty lady.
We do have other names that complement more than her physical attributes :). This is one of the reminders that she is always listening, internalizing what we say. The way we raise her shapes how she sees herself and the world around her.
She knows that she is royalty, a daughter of the King of Kings.
Oh that we will always remind her who she is and the greatness that is within her.
When I looked at the picture, I saw a mother and her daughter. A woman in between two worlds.
I pray that I will always see myself as God sees me. That every time I look at my reflection or image I will hear His truth echo in my heart. Daughter of the most High. Precious. His beloved…I could go on and on.
When you look in the mirror what do you see? Do you call yourself what God calls you or do the labels you have gotten over the years take the day?
For those with children, what do you call them over and above their names?
This week put a picture of yourself somewhere you can see it often, every time you see it, call yourself what God calls you. Then watch this truth transform your heart; the way that you think.
Have a lovely week.