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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 3 – Advanced)
Topic: Extra (08/29/13)

TITLE: Something Extra
By lynn gipson


Sometimes a child comes into this world with that 'something extra' about her. I know of such a child very well. She not only has been blessed with great beauty but also the most amazing sense of humor and a sweetness about her soul that would rival that of the angels.

Genesee Ann Lowrie came into this world without a whimper. Her big, brown, gorgeous eyes seemed to drink in the world around her. She seldom cried as a baby and seemed very content to be here.

When she was old enough to stand in a chair at the dinner table she would sneak peas off of her plate and place them into the grownups glasses of ice tea. She still loves to make us laugh in that same manner today, always playing little pranks on us.

These days she smiles constantly and always looks as if she holds the secret to life. Her concern for others well being is evident. If someone she loves is sick, she hugs them with abandon.

Her long, dark hair curls in layers down to her waist. Her thick eyelashes compliment the merriment in her eyes. She does not know how beautiful she is.

Her smile can light up a room. She has presence and owns whatever space she walks in. She is very smart and her teachers adore her. Strangers smile at her in public, and when she smiles back they seem to melt into a puddle. They want to know her.

She loves life and all of God's creations. A simple leaf is a beautiful object to her. Once a fly flew into her cereal and milk at a local Waffle House and she worried about it drowning. A dead bird on the sidewalk will bring tears to her eyes. Butterflies have been known to light on her fingers.

Genesee can sing and dance with the greatest of ease. She loves computer games and coloring books. She never talks back and is very obedient, though she might be a tad spoiled because most people have a hard time saying no to her.

Yes, God blessed this child. I don't know what plans He has for her in the future. I can only pray she never loses the special qualities He gave her and that the disappointments that are certain to come her way in life do not change her beautiful heart.

Genesee is six years old, the world is her oyster, and Jesus Christ is her Savior. She definitely has something extra.

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C D Swanson 09/05/13
This was such an adorable story about an adorable child. I felt as if I know her so well after reading this lovely tribute to Genesee Ann Lowrie!

I smiled really wide about the fly and she hoped it wouldn't drown. She reminds me of me as a child where animals were concerned (still to this day!).

Thank you for this well written story that was so refreshing and touched my heart with love.

Happy Birthday Genesee Ann Lowrie!! May God bless you all the days of your life.

God bless~
Brenda Rice 09/05/13
Such as lovely easy to read story. I would love to meet the little girl.

Thanks for sharing.
Allison Egley 09/07/13
This is great. You told her story well. I too hope she doesn't lose that "something extra." :)
Mike Newman09/07/13
An amazing little girl indeed.

Thanks for sharing this.
Noel Mitaxa 09/08/13
Love the innocence and joy that flows through this piece, which captures the essence of Jesus' declaration that we discover God's kingdom by becoming like children. Well done.
Virgil Youngblood 09/08/13
And a child shall lead them ... Well done.
Bea Edwards 09/09/13
I think your story about this little lady is fantastic. Are you blessed to be her granma?
Judith Gayle Smith09/11/13
What a little angel! I love your vibrant descriptions, and the tale shows the talent! Great job . . .
Judith Gayle Smith09/11/13
What a little angel! I love your vibrant descriptions, and the tale shows the talent! Great job . . .
Judith Gayle Smith09/11/13
What a little angel! I love your vibrant descriptions, and the tale shows the talent! Great job . . .