Monday, October 08, 2007

Perseverance

Perseverance: /ˌpɜrsəˈvɪərəns/ - [pur-suh-veer-uhns] –noun
1.
steady persistence in a course of action, a purpose, a state, etc., esp. in spite of difficulties, obstacles, or discouragement.
2.
Theology. continuance in a state of grace to the end, leading to eternal salvation.

Emma Sage can be defined by the above word......in both contexts.

She is always in a continuance state of grace...........and she teaches me life lessons every day.

But the greatest way she is defined by perseverance is that she is exactly that....a steady, persistent course of action, in spite of difficulties, obstacles or discouragement.

She never gives up.

At the Harvest Festival they had this big inflatable climby-thing. It was difficult at the end [as you will see by the following pictures] but this child never gave up. She actually got the attention of a young girl, who was there to lend a hand and make sure she succeeded [it was such a sweet gesture]. After the first try [which she kept sliding back down, get up half-way and then slide down again, she got it!]....and boy did she get it, as the next time and the next time and the next time, she just improved her style and was literally flying up that 'rock' wall.

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Her first time approaching the 'rock' wall

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She is not quite sure on how to get up it....

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She slowly inches her way up....

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Only to slide back down....

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and she climbs back up....
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only to slide back down again....and this is the young girl who stops to help her....

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She brings her to the other side [where there were less children climbing up and around Emma Sage] and she gets the hang of it...
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higher.....

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and higher [she the young girl on top, she was waiting for Emma Sage]
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She is almost there....

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V*I*C*T*O*R*Y

After a bit, Emma Sage figured out it was much easier to tuck her dress up [she could care less that her undies were showing] and she was able to just climb away.

Everyday, I give thanks for the Gift that is my daughter Emma Sage.

5 comments:

melody is slurping life said...

I love her spirit, her determined soul. Way to climb, Emma Sage. :)

Anonymous said...

ekqWhat a little champion!!! Well done, Emma Sage!!

~Allie

SunflowerMom said...

Yay!! What sweet victory! I love seeing her succeed AND make a friend!

Tricia said...

That is one strong-willed little lady! :O)

Dori (Aviva's mommy) said...

What an amazing attitude Emma has...she is a fighter.