“Kymee has the predisposition to be “slow” because of her biological background.” the caseworker informed us.
“Then again,” she stated, “it may just be environmental, and changing her environme
nt may make the difference.”
Nurture over Nature
So our goal is to expose her to “whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anyt
hing is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.” Phil. 4:8
All things bright and beautiful,
All creatures great and small,
All things wise and wonderful:
The Lord God made them all.
Kymee attended the Myerson Symphany for the first time at 5 mouths of age.
And at 6 months we went to the Musical Instrument Museum in Phoenix. She loved listening to drum beats from around the world.
After previewing every classical CD on the shelf, Andres bought her this for Christmas.
I read poetry to her every day – I love beautiful words, as I hope someday she will too. My current favorite is William Blake’s “Songs of Innocence”
A CRADLE SONG
Sweet dreams, form a shade
O’er my lovely infant’s head!
Sweet dreams of pleasant streams
By happy, silent, moony beams!
Sweet Sleep, with soft down
Weave thy brows an infant crown!
Sweet Sleep, an
Hover o’er my happy child!
Sweet smiles, in the night
Hover over my delight!
Sweet smiles, mother’s smiles,
All the livelong night beguiles.
Sweet moans, dovelike sighs,
Chase not slumber from t
Sweet moans, sweeter smiles,
All the dovelike moans beguiles.
Sleep, sleep, happy child!
All creation slept and smiled.
Sleep, sleep, happy sleep,
While o’er thee thy mother weep.
Sweet babe, in thy face
Holy image I can trace;
Sweet babe, once like thee
Thy Maker lay, and wept for me:
Wept for me, for thee, for a
When He was an infant small.
Thou His image ever see,
Heavenly face that smiles on thee!
Smiles on thee, on me, on all,
Who became an infant small;
Infant smiles are His own smiles;
Heaven and earth to peace beguiles.
Kymee has already enjoyed the Dallas Museum of Art
And her favorite book is “Art for Babies” – all black and white pictures done by famous artists.
She’ll just stare at the pictures
I love pure essential oils.
Kymee’s favorites: Peppermint, Lavender, and Eucalyptus
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The social worker asked, “So how do you feel about the possiblity of Kymee being slow?”
My response, “God has a very special plan for her, and he has given her every her everything she needs to accomplish that purpose.”
My job is to expose her to the best, love and nurture her, and teach her to fulfill her purpose for the glory of God.
He gave us eyes to see them,
And lips that we might tell
How great is God Almighty,
Who has made all things well.
Cecil F. Alexander