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Little People AKA the Miracle of Children

Updated on January 6, 2012


For the past few months, I have had the distinct pleasure of spending a great deal of time with a beautiful girl (actually two of them). My girlfriend has a 15-month-old daughter who I absolutely adore. Being able to watch her grow over the past five months has been a very special experience. I have witnessed her changing from a baby to a little person with a unique personality. It is precious to watch her grow up and progress with each new thing she learns. For those of you who have children, you can understand what I am speaking of. And while she may not be my daughter, it won’t keep me from loving her like she is.


So often, I find myself looking at her and simply wondering what is going through her little head. She is becoming more and more verbal every day, and the words are becoming more recognizable. However, she still can’t truly communicate her desires. That is why it often puzzles me about what she is thinking. Lately, she will sputter off sentence after sentence. Well, I can only assume that’s what they are since they cannot be understood, but it makes me question if they make sense in her mind. What is she trying to tell me? And while her jabbering is downright adorable and I love hearing it, it can also be frustrating to me because I so badly want to understand what she is trying to tell me. It makes me wonder if she is frustrated as well because I am not responding to her exactly.


The most agonizing part, though, is when she is upset. It is so sad for me to see her when she is miserable. The inability to vocalize the exact problem pains me. Does something hurt, is she hungry, etc.? When I have an issue, I can easily tell someone or help myself, but she is not privy to this luxury. Sometimes, it can be relatively easy to figure out what she desires, but other times, it is simply a guessing game to be able to satiate her.


Even though there may be challenging times that come with children, the good times far outweigh the bad. My writing cannot even do justice to describe the way she makes me feel. It is an incredibly fulfilling experience to see a child develop. I am reminded how lucky I am every day, and I am so thankful. I cannot wait to continue to watch her grow and develop into the woman she will become, but for now, I am extremely content with the cuddly, little girl who can curl up in my arms.


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      Joelipoo 5 years ago from Ohio

      I somehow originally posted this without a comment box. There is one now though. Thank you Annart for letting me know. Sorry for the confusion.

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      Chris Merritt 5 years ago from Pendleton, Indiana

      Kids really are the BEST!

      I have had five of them...and everyone was special and a treat.

      Enjoy her all you can....that age is gone tomorrow.

      An awesome hub that I can relate to.

      I vote up and across the board.

      CMerritt

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      Joelipoo 5 years ago from Ohio

      @CMerritt - Thanks. I definitely will enjoy it while it lasts. They change so quickly.

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      Mary Craig 5 years ago from New York

      What a nice piece and what a lucky little girl to have you by her side. Children are the greatest and watching them grow is a privilege God grants us. I have four children and six grandchildren and every one is a precious and a marvel to watch.

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      Joelipoo 5 years ago from Ohio

      @till - Thanks. I feel like the lucky one to be part of her life. It is definitely a gift to watch them and brings a new perspective to life.

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 5 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      Awww she's adorable. All children are wonderful but little girls have that special quality of wanting to cuddle and curl up in one's lap much more than little boys.

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      Joelipoo 5 years ago from Ohio

      @Gypsy - Thanks. She's a doll :)

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      Ruchi Urvashi 5 years ago from Singapore

      Great article. Yes, children are miracle and it is great to see them growing up.

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      Joelipoo 5 years ago from Ohio

      @Ruchi - thanks

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      knottlena 5 years ago from Connecticut

      Beautifully written. I could literally feel the love you have for this child. They are an awesome gift.

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      Joelipoo 5 years ago from Ohio

      @knott - thanks. They are an awesome gift.

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