May 12, 2012

When I grow up...

   Tonight instead of watching the Rangers show the Angels how we do it in Texas I watched an incredible movie with my mom. This incredible movie is called "We Bought A Zoo". 

This movie is based on a true story. A father, Bejamin Mee, and his two children are faced with the hardest life events possible. Their mother has passed away leaving a husband, a 14 year old son, and a 7 year old daughter. I can not imagine having to go through this and I never want to. This movie is a story of hope, a story of love, and a story of courage. Benjamin Mee is an amazing father. Rosie, the 7 year old, is so full of life and spunk. She is also the cutest thing ever. If you have not seen this movie you need to... Even if you don't love animals, it is really not all about animals. This movie is a about love. Seriously, watch it. 

When I grow up I want to be as full of life as Rosie. I want to love every aspect of life like a 7 year old girl. I want to see the world through the eyes of Rosie. In all of the Christian books I have read they explain that we need to have love for God like children. We need have a child-like faith. It sounds easy, but like that old saying goes "easier said than done". At least that is how I feel... I get so caught up in trying to think like an intellect and an adult that I simply forget about the little things. I forget that it is totally ok to just sit and do nothing. I forget that it is totally ok to talk to God whenever and wherever. I forget to not worry. I forget that He will always be there for me no matter what. I know this in my heart, but sometimes while thinking logically (in my mind I think it's logical) I forget. I try to rely on myself much too often. I want to just be like Rosie and not have a care in the world because she knows her daddy will fix everything, even in the toughest of times. I know my God is there, I can feel him in my heart all the time. I just sometime use my "adult" brain when I should be using my child brain. I want to have a child-like faith. 

Priscilla Shirer writes a whole chapter about this type of faith in her book "He Speaks To Me". I am not the only adult who struggles with child-like faith. I just hope I can struggle less and less each day, week, and month. 


  1. What a GREAT post sweet Bailee. I can see your faith growing more and more. I love you and can't wait to spend some time with you!!!

    1. :) Thank you Ally! I can not wait to spend way more than some time with you!!!! You also must see this movie... lets have movie night at the mavs! The girls might even stay interested... it has cute animals in it!