Saturday, December 25, 2010

Rah Rah Sis Boom Bah!








Here's a small moment of our Christmas day, and a joyous one for me. At one point, our little granddaughter was so overcome with joy that she used the two pieces of tissue wrapping paper she was holding as pom poms, and became a cheerleader. What a creative way to express her emotions. Paul was all about cheering others on and encouraging them. A few simple words of encouragement can make a world of difference in someone's life. Too bad that so many people stifle this impulse, it can be used to great effect. Looks like little Anne is getting the idea early!

"For God did not appoint us to suffer wrath but to receive salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ. He died for us so that, whether awake or asleep, we may live together with him. Therefore encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing."
1 Thess. 5:9,11

30 comments:

Arti said...

Children can do wonderful and unique things as they have a very different perspective than that of adults...
Anne seems to be enjoying which is all we too want!!
Have a lovely day:)

Mildred said...

There is nothing that stirs the heart like the delight of a child! Anne Marie is beautiful.

Debbie Smith said...

Yes, the little ones have a way of making us smile and laugh all the time. So sweet and innocent and full of life!
Looks like you had a fabulous Holiday!
She is adorable!

Jane said...

Really cute pictures! Kids have such wonderful imaginations!

Jane

hip-chick said...

She is such a little cutie! And, Paul certainly did have a way with moving people. I am glad that your Christmas was a happy time with your family.

reanaclaire said...

She looks very cheerful.. yes, she can be a good cheerleader, with her sweet smiles and pom pom!! :)

Sandra said...

and a beautiful cheer leader she is. joy joy joy can be seen in her sweet little face. now i want to know where the header was and why my sister cl was standing up high to get the shot?

Fred Alton said...

The total exuberance of the child is seen and felt through your snapshots! She's sooo happy! Yes, Ginny, that was my pancake, with peanut butter spread over the top. Try it! You'll like it!!! ☺

Ruth said...

A little child shall lead them.I find this holds true so often.It is refreshing to see this little one showing her joy.
Ruth

Stephanie V said...

Kids are so open - it's great. The colors make it very exciting, too! She looks so happy.

From the Kitchen said...

I can feel Anne Marie's joy! And the joy you felt spending that time with her.

I love the photo in your header. Were you prone taking it?

Best,
Bonnie

Chatty Crone said...

What a gorgeous little one and I love the fact she made pom poms out or wrapping paper - for Jesus.

Just stopping by to say hello, Merry Christmas, and thank you for your prayers.

sandie

George said...

The innocent excitement of children is one of the best things about Christmas. These pictures of Anne Marie are adorable.

Karin said...

Awww, she is so cute and the enthusiasm in her heart found a way out to bless others! Cool! I've seen some parents shush their little ones when they get too exuberant and I wish they would just join them instead of reprimanding them!! That would do us all good to have that childlike joy and faith! Thanks for sharing these beautiful pictures!

DawnTreader said...

Simple pleasures... Often the most fun!

Kerrie said...

Beautiful post, beautiful Bible verse! Hugs.

Stuff could always be worse said...

Children do make Christmas special! She does show the fun of Christmas on her face! Hope you had a great one
kim

wildlifewatcher said...

Hi Ginny, Yes, being cheerful is a good thing! Thanks for sharing this special moment! Your blog posts are encouraging and brighten my day! Enjoy the day!

Lucy (aka RHarper) said...

She'll be trying out for cheerleader soon. Better get her into gymnastics. :)

Ann said...

The little ones always make everything so much more fun. I love to see their excitement.

Neal said...

I can see she's putting on a show for you. :) She's a cutie!

SquirrelQueen said...

Anne Marie has the most beautiful, and contagious, smile. I had to smile when I saw these photos. There is nothing like the imagination of a child.

Looks like you and your family had a wonderful Christmas Ginny.

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Deborah said...

WOW! I loved that post! It is so true...just a few words of encouragement would go wonders!
xxoo
Deborah

Mary said...

What joy! Children have much to teach us. We have much to learn. It sounds like you all had a wonderful holiday. That is very good to hear. Blessings...Mary

srp said...

What a wonderful expression of JOY!
It looks like you had a wonderful Christmas Day!

Annie said...

Adorable. Just completely adorable.

Stacey Dawn said...

How precious! What a perfect capture of JOY! Love it!

kanak7 said...

I'm glad you caught these precious moments! What an adorable little girl!

WhatKarenSees said...

Cute as a bug's ear!!!!!! What would Christmas be without children?

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

It looks like you and your family had a wonderful Christmas! Ours was too and now I am looking forward to a new year! Wishing you all a happy healthy 2011 full of many blessings!