Halee's the middle child. I must confess that sometimes it's easier for me to spot the good things, the talents, the positive character traits that oldest and the youngest have, and I don't always notice what's going on with Hal. Not to mention that her little voice is as quiet as a mouse and the other two seem to only have two volumes, loud and louder. Sometimes, if I'm not careful, she fades into the background.
So, the past few weeks I have been trying to focus on what's going on with Halee and let me tell you that she is one amazing treasure!!! It is true that one of her biggest struggles is trying to manipulate situations with her emotions. And although I believe it to be important to watch out for those moments when she's trying to pull a fast one on us, I have realized that her emotional side is also one of the greatest gifts that God has given her.
Halee is truly sweeter than pie. Out of the three kiddos, she's the most polite (without my prompting)... She almost always asks things of me and others with a, "Can I please???" And she joyfully expresses her gratitude about so many things, especially the small things.
She's extremely animated when she talks. She's the most joyfully obedient. When I ask Hal to "come here", she's the kid that says, "yes Mama, I'm coming!"
She's a people pleaser. And although that could get her trouble in some ways, it is also what makes her compassionate and so sensitive to how she feels and to how those around her feel.
She finds complete joy in the smallest of things. The other day when I gave her a peanut butter and jelly sandwich, she threw her hands up in the air and exclaimed, "THANK YOU Mama! I LOVE peanut butter sandwiches!" THe funny thing is that she doesn't even really care for them all that much. But she's joyfully willing to eat most of what we give her... which is another thing that I like about her.
My little Hal might be quiet and full of emotion but she's equally as overflowing with the sweetest little personality. She's a great sharer. She's selfless (at least more so than most 3 year olds I know.) She's full of joy and life and I have been so blessed to watch her little light shine as I've asked the Lord to reveal to me some of the amazing qualities that He has picked out just for her.
I just wanted to share a little bit of what I've noticed in our little Hal over the past few weeks.
If there is something that you like about Hal, please feel free to tell her the next time that you see her. "Words of affirmation" is definitely one of her love languages. Her whole face lights up when Joey or I tell her something specific that we like about her.
Ta Ta for now...