Life18 Feb 2009 10:13 pm

Leah already has a few traits that other people can easily identify about her. It is so easy to get a smile out of her, over ninety percent of her wardrobe is pink and/or brown and she is known as the singer at the library. When I put on a new outfit she received recently, she got a few compliments and a few “Wow, it is not pink and brown!” When I went home and went through her clothes I learned that was so true. I have hardly purchased any clothes for her as we are still doing well off of her baby shower and Christmas presents. (Just saying, I am not totally to blame. Though it might be the same even if I was doing the shopping.) So here is proof she can actually wear something that spans a few more colors in the rainbow.


Oh, and that thing in her hair is meant to be there. It is a hair clip.

Though I have been thoroughly enjoying dressing my girl in all her cute clothes and such, I am also bothered by the amount of emphasis I put on her clothes at times. In the whole scheme of things, it doesn’t really matter. I love to have her look cute and I know she will receive compliments when I dress her up and put clips in her hair but what message am I sending to her? I know she isn’t taking any of it to heart right now but as she grows up I want her to be more concerned about the bigger issues of life than if she is looking good and what other people think of her clothing and hair style that day.

This is just one of the many issues and thoughts I have when I think about I want for my daughter. I do not desire riches, fame, or popularity for her but I want her to be known by her integrity, faithfulness, gentleness and love. I want to be intentional about what I am teaching Leah, day by day.

3 Responses to “Dressing my girl”

  1. on 19 Feb 2009 at 8:57 am kate

    Good on ya! Leah doesn’t even need to be dressed up. Those eyes and smile get ya right away anyway!

  2. on 19 Feb 2009 at 10:26 am Laura

    That’s a lot to think about at 9 months old. I never thought about that aspect of having a girl. No worries though- When she gets to start dressing herself and she is wearing her pants on backwards and her shirt inside out and she looks like she has the ENTIRE rainbow on and she doesn’t care, then you have done your job.
    I have no doubt that you will raise Leah with all the good qualities you hope for her.
    And really, there’s nothing wrong with looking super cute once in a while. Leah just can’t help it that it’s all the time!

  3. on 15 Apr 2009 at 5:27 pm Alison

    I love this post Sandy.

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