Thursday, October 8, 2009

Tiny Truth's Thursday...."It's Piercing...."

Yesterday was Shelby's 4th Birthday and all she wanted to do was to get her ears pierced. It was seriously like it was some right of passage into "big girl" land! She knew that it pinched...but she was so excited to have earrings she just really wasn't thinking about what she had to go through to get them...she knew they were really pretty....they sparkled....they were big girl....what she didn't know is that the sweet lady at Claire's was going to take a "gun" and shoot holes in her ears...and that it would hurt!

She was ready for earrings buddy and she was just a smiling when we walked in....


And Daddy stood right there with her as she picked out her pink diamonds....he even held her hand....


She even let the nice lady color on her ears while Mommy eye balled them to make sure they were straight....cause seriously who wants to go through life with uneven earrings???




She got her ears cleaned so she wouldn't get an infection.....things were still ok at this point....


"Lady...what did you just do to me????? That hurt and you are not my friend anymore..."



Daddy picked her up and loved her and made her all better....(she only cried for 20 seconds...she was so big)



"I'll let you clean my ears somewhat nice lady.....but don't you dare poke another hole in my head......."



"Seriously though....they are clean...that's enough!!!"



Even Jesse felt her pain and cried with her.....or was that for a sucker???



It's over and done with.....all smiles with Daddy......and pink sparkly earrings.....


The outcome.....Beautiful........



All of that to say this.....Shelby knew what she wanted yesterday...she just didn't know it was going to have to hurt a little to get the end result. What I learned from this whole thing is this: sometimes in life God has certain things that He wants to do through us...to mold us...to see big things happen. He knows what He wants the end result to be...we just don't know how difficult it might be to get that end result. The neat thing that I have found is that so many times when I go through things....I have someone there holding my hand....crying with me.....hugging me when it hurts....and smiling when the outcome is BEAUTIFUL! And the best thing of all.....HE was right there beside me the whole time!!

God can bring beauty for ashes.....strength for fear...gladness for mourning ...peace for despair!

Isiah 61:3 To give them beauty for ashes, The oil of joy for mourning, The garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; That they may be called trees of righteousness, The planting of the LORD, that He may be glorified."

Tiny Truth's for This Thursday ~

~ Shelby is seriously all grown up

~ I remember getting my ears pierced....and it hurts

~ Shelby is a tough cookie

~ It always helps to go through a hard time with someone holding your hand...cry with you...and hug you...

~ God brings beauty from pain......just like Shelby's pink sparkly earrings......

2 comments:

Chad said...

I can only hope the first time you change the earrings is not the scene like we had. After that, we decided Hailey wasn't getting earrings again until at least 8 years old. Spaz attack! Good for little Shelby though... and good insights as per usual.

Lisa Doe said...

I LOVE reading your Tiny Truth's Thursday blogs. I look forwrd to reading them every week. They touch my heart. Thank you so much for sharing your wondeful thoughts.