Thursday, November 8, 2012

the feed the horse face







Paige has been bringing Lydia with her to her horseback riding  -  we try to keep it light(er) when we discuss the ferocious personality that is Lydia Beth Livesay - we're madly in love with this complicated little person, and we feel protective of her.  Her capacity to love (and hate) is really quite a spectacle.

In truth some of her behavior the last two months has been pretty upsetting and difficult for the whole family.  "Therapy" with animals is a proven way of helping kids so it is one thing we've been trying.

Paige took these fun photos of her yesterday. 

13 comments:

Anonymous said...

Apparently it's just like mom's feeding their babies. They open their mouths to get their babies to open their mouths. Clearly this is somehow in our DNA. Or something.

Janessa said...

Love that first one.

Molly Summer said...

I was just thinking looking at this picture that she has met her animal match!!! Powerful but gorgeous! A gracefilled power of GOD.

Praying for you guys - you guys are like my goal family

R.J. said...

Beautiful!

Janet said...

Love the expressions!! The more I hear about your Lydia...the more she reminds me of our Natalie. Natalie is 19 now and a Freshman at Baylor, but when she was Lydia's age, there were days I wondered if I would survive to see her turn 19 without losing my mind!! As she has gotten older, her headstrong personality has really become an asset to her. She sets goals and reaches them...every.single.time! Just keep steering her in the right direction. You guys are awesome!

Anonymous said...

I love that you're sharing the Lydia stuff so we can pray for you all. I know this is very hard.

terri said...

Love that girl.

Mama Ds Dozen said...

Cute pics!

Sorry about the tough behavior stuff . . . I do understand tough behavior.


Laurel
mama of 12

r. said...

If you're thinking there might be something biological going on, one thing I've heard of is parents keeping a mood chart to keep track of their child's highs and lows. You might want to Google "child mood chart" or something like that if you're interested. My guess is that it doesn't really solve anything, but it does sometimes help parents pick up on patterns behind the behaviors and/or mood swings. It can also help you make your case to a professional, if you decide to go that route in the future. (I do realize there would be some practical obstacles towards accessing that type of thing in Haiti, though...)

I wish I had something more to offer, but I'm thinking of you guys. And that Lydie is clearly a beautiful spirit :)

Marla Taviano said...

Praying for beautiful Lydia. And for all of you. Hugs!!

lulu and family said...

so cute!

Faith said...

Ha! Your descriptions of Lydia remind me of myself when I was a kid. Cute pics!

Faith said...

And that was "ha!" Like I am amused by these adorable pictures... not that you're going through a tough time!