Thursday, October 25, 2012

That's So

When my doctor husband cleaned out his locker at the hospital the other day, he found a newspaper clipping that was dated 2003. (He obviously doesn't use that locker very often.)

When I looked at the clipping, the first words out of my mouth were, "That's so Elizabeth!"

When I showed it to Faith, the first words out of her mouth were, "That's so Elizabeth!"

When I showed it to Mary Grace, the first words out of her mouth were, "That's so Elizabeth!"

You know why we can say that?

Because we know Elizabeth. Thank God we know Elizabeth. What a gift she is.

When we saw this clipping, we could just hear what probably came out of her mouth right after this picture was taken. Because we have years of history with her, we know that she very excitedly said something like, "Faith! I love it! That is soooooo cute!!!" And she said it with the sweet little lisp she used to have.

She doesn't have her cute little lisp anymore, but she still has the above captured enthusiasm that is uncontainable and contagious! She can't help but let people know when she's excited about something. That kind of encouragement makes your heart glad!

That's so Elizabeth.

Those words are not light. They carry the weight of living life with someone - through the tears and through the joys, from the mundane to the sublime. Our family can say those words because we know that girl. And we are sticking with that girl from here on out. We are on her team. In her court. On her side. Her biggest fans.

I could have written this about any of my young'uns had a camera captured them at just the right moment. And you could have too. You have beautiful, hard, easy, mundane, sublime history with those near and dear.

History that cements like nothing else can. You are on their team. In their court. On their side. Their biggest fans.

That's so right.

That's so good.

And, that is so.

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