Thursday, April 4, 2013

Perfect Elli

As you know by now, Elli loves to sing:)  One of her favorite songs is "My God Is So Great."  She sings it all the time:  My God is so great, so strong and so mighty.  There's nothing my God cannot do!"  Often she'll just say one phrase:  "my God is so great" or "my God is so good!"  Recently Parker started playing a game with Elli.  He will say, "Elli is soooooo..." and then Elli finishes the phrase.  At first she would use the same words from the song.  "Elli is sooo"..."good!"  "Elli is sooo"..."great!"  But then she started using other words that she hears people say about her.  "Elli is sooo"..."smart!"  "Elli is sooo"..."beautiful!"  My personal favorite is "Elli is sooo"..."perfect!"  And she is.  I don't understand God's plan for Elli.  I don't know why it was His plan for her to live this life in this body, but I do know this:  Elli is fulfilling her potential.  She is doing everything she can.  And by that measure she is indeed perfect.  I fall far short of my potential.  I make mistakes every single day.  But Elli doesn't.  Elli is sooo...PERFECT.

As I am typing this, I am looking out the window at Elli playing on the trampoline.  The best word I can use to describe her is FREEDOM.  She is jumping, spinning and finding joy.  Her hair flies up and down.  Her arms go out to her side.  Her smile is infectious.  She finds freedom as she jumps. And my spirit soars with hers as I watch her.  Elli is sooo...perfect.



  1. So beautifully written. While we do fall short, Heavenly Father sees us the way you see Ellie or at least that is my hope.

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  3. :) Your family is incredible.

  4. That is beautiful. All these posts are that I am catching up on. I really need to keep Kleenexes by my side when I start reading your blog. :)

  5. Great insight. This past weekend, Jeffrey R. Holland said (paraphrasing), "It is not the size of our faith or the degree of our knowledge that is the issue. It is the integrity we demonstrate toward the faith we do have and the truths we already know." Which is a really fantastic way of saying we need to live what we know now and be the best we can with what we have...and Elli does that sooooo perfectly.

  6. She will never be able to offend God as you pointed out in a previous post! What an amazing GRACE He has given her. What a blessing she is to all of you!