Monday, December 20, 2010

Ellie Rose
What I enjoy the most about Ellie is also probably the most difficult thing about her. She refuses to be pushed into anything. When she says no, it is doubtful that it will become yes. She is a quiet breath of fresh air in a world that is constantly trying to conform to a norm that simply does not matter or exists for her. I enjoy hearing her speak as though she is a scholar and at the same time does not like to read a word. (oh she reads, but only when SHE decides it would be nice to do so.)
Ellie does not want to impress me.
She wants to be who she is for me.
And I try to drink in every moment, who knows how long until the world matters and she slips into doing things for status quo. If I could I would have her be this strong forever.


  1. I think you are right, Ellie is pretty rad. I don't think you have to worry about her changing much. You guys do a great job of fostering confidence in your kids-- she's off to a great start and at this point I don't think anything or anyone can take that away from her. love you and Merry Christmas!

  2. I hope I might come to know you better through this blog. Ellie seems a part of you I dare say.