09 February 2009

Divine: The Sprite

Meet the culprit in the Broken Santa incident.

She's turning 5 years old today.

I love her dearly. So dearly.

Today, I reflect that the joy and delight she brings to our home far outshines a paltry Superglue-repaired salt dough Santa (or any other thing I think I care about).

His face glows jaundiced with primary school tempera paints.

Her face glows with sprightliness.

I think we shall indeed live happily ever after- despite what breaks among us;
this Sprite, the Broken Santa and me.

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Blogger L.L. Barkat said...

Erin, how very dear! :)

Happy Birthday, Little One.

5:19 PM  
Blogger L.L. Barkat said...

And I forgot to say... that commentary on the fairy tale ending was lovely, unexpected.

5:23 PM  
Blogger Kelli said...

What a cutie! hope she has a great day.

8:32 PM  
Blogger Kelley said...

just can't stand how cute she is. I say we draw up the marriage contracts soon...just imagine the cheeky cuteness she and Jack would produce! :)

9:47 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

so cute! she's 5 now? time flies!

11:26 AM  
Blogger Nikki said...

The Sprite is adorable. I read and enjoyed this yesterday, but I had to go back and read about the fractured Santa, and then forgot to post. Santa made me smile to think how many memories can be encapsulated in a bit of salt dough and paint. As I think the ending of your poem implies, happily ever after doesn't depend on things, but on people we love.

1:12 PM  
Blogger Katrina said...

I echo Nikki's thoughts exactly! I, too, went back to read about the Santa and then forgot to comment until I saw you over at my blog today. Thank you for stopping by and for your kind words. :o)

What an adorable little girl you have!

10:43 PM  
Anonymous Annie said...

Love the pictures! I think I like the Santa better glued together. It reminds me that when pieces break in our lives, God picks them, and makes them whole again.

10:58 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

adding your blog to the list.

thanks for your visit!

lovely photos.

11:35 PM  
Blogger Laura said...

Yes, the ending brings a lump to throat--imagining the things that will break between me and my children. you took me there. and a hppy birthday to your little sprite.

10:00 AM  
Blogger Laure said...


your affection for this precious one is tenderizing. thank you for your visit at weaving and for receiving me.

10:15 AM  

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