Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Earrings

Maya has been wanting to get her ears pierced for quite awhile, but I didn't really know that because Maya doesn't talk about her wishes. One day, Chloe started talking about it, because Chloe talks about everything. I turned to Maya and said, "Do you want your ears pierced?"

She got a huge grin on her face as she gave me an affirmative nod. (When Maya nods her head, it's very dramatic; locs flying everywhere. You just have to see it.) So I said, "Ok, sure, maybe we can go get your ears pierced this weekend!' That was a couple of weeks ago.
As it turns out, Kyle had a different opinion. When she asked him, he said, "Why do you want to get your ears pierced?" That stopped her dead in her tracks, so he told her she needed to be able to give him a good reason.

Finally, Friday night, Maya went up to Kyle and said she had thought of a good reason. "When I was in Liberia, my mom and aunt were going to pierce my ears, but then it was farming season, so I had to wait, and then it was time for me to go to the orphanage. Getting my ears pierced was one of the last things I remember wanting to do with my mom while I was still in Liberia."
That pretty much broke Kyle and he immediately pulled me aside to say that he would like to have it done the very next day.
So, early Saturday morning (and when I say "early" it is a relative term, given that it was Saturday), we all marched up to the mall (a place I almost never go, and I certainly don't ever take my kids there!) and we had Maya's ears pierced.

She is extremely happy about it and very proud of herself.





11 comments:

Life on The Rowland Ranch said...

Beautiful!!

Laura Lee said...

Broke me, too ((sniff)).

Lovely earrings, Maya!!

MommaofMany said...

She is such a lovely young lady! Congratulations, Maya!

Angela Kirsch said...

Miss Maya, you are beautiful! I love them.

You look even more like a real princess than when I painted you. ;)

Hugs,
Miss Angela

Faith said...

That last picture of her is beautiful! She looks so happy...

mommy4 said...

oh, that is so sweet!! what a wonderful dream she has been holding on for so long. I think she is beautiful with or without them.

Ransomed~Redeemed said...

oh Ginger,
that made me both happy and sad to read at the same time! She looks beautiful. Congrats on your pregnncy!

Janelle said...

I just about cried when I read her response. She looks lovely.

debhmom3 said...

Oh, her reasoning brought me to tears! Her earrings look lovely, but they can't hold a candle to her beautiful smile. :)

SeƱora Smith said...

Wow. And to think, had Kyle said sure from the get-go, this beautiful story might never have come to light. I just love the smile on Maya's face in that last photo. Thanks for sharing :o)

Edward and Gretchen said...

Maya nice Maya. did it hurt it did not hurt to me but maybe it hurt you. I hope I see you soon love sophie