Monday, August 16, 2010

Picture Day at School

Today was picture day at school for the lower grades. And last night, it hit me that the picture that is taken today of Rachel, will be her last school picture with her current nose. By the time Spring Pictures comes around in February/March, any bruising, or swelling from November's surgery will be long gone and Rachel will have a new nose! Definitely a milestone out of the ordinary.

Last night at bedtime, and this morning at breakfast, knowing today was picture day, she prayed to Jesus to help her have a pretty smile for the camera.

She prayed that with such a pure heart, she just wants her 1st grade picture to be perfect.

And yet, Jesus has already given her a pretty smile, He's given her two smiles actually - the first one was a wide smile, through her cleft lip, and the second smile, is as we know it now - having been repaired at the work of a wonderful plastic surgeon.


Krissy said...

Hey Darcy - I haven't commented in a while, but I've still been reading!

Just had to comment on this post though b/c Rachel's little prayer literally just made me tear up! She is such a beautiful little girl and I hope she enjoys 1st grade!

Kari Marchelli said...

I can't wait to see before and after pictures. She will definitely be one beautiful little girl.