and since she was a little teenie squirt, she has impressed me with her immaculate memory (or interesting interpretations) of lyrics to songs.
before saying buh-bye to Gammy on the phone tonight, she asked if Ellie would sing "i'm trying to be like Jesus" for her.
Ellie proceeded to sing the entire song for Gammy. as in both verses.
my heart melted.
and so then i had to video her doing it a second time, because it was so sweet.
there are few things as pure and precious as a child singing "i'm tyring to be like Jesus."