Just for fun I would really groove on sharing some essential truths about this beautiful human being whom I am blessed enough to call Daughter. Who is fourteen years old now. Which hardly seems possible. Because time flies. It is slipping slipping slipping, into the future, right at this moment.
She laughs musically. And regarding smiles that light up a room, there is no comparison to hers.
She can COOK. I mean, not just pretend to cook like some kids, which is adorable, this girl can COOK. She is trustworthy in the kitchen and a true asset to the family meal.
She is loyal to a fault, defending her siblings and her close friends against all pain and all opposition.
She knows how to pray; she knows that God heals; and she will share her faith with people, but gently.
Once upon a time our girl was elected Chaplain of her Sunday School class, and while she held that office she took the job very seriously. I used to love hearing the scriptures she selected each week and then her personal comments on them. She displayed the best poise, the greatest respect for the Bible, and the strongest sense of teamwork I have ever seen in a child at church. Noone was prouder than Handsome and me.
It seems like nearly every friend of hers has claimed her as “BEST friend.” Because she really is.
While it is fun to receive gifts you really, really, really want, it is even more fun to give those gifts to your children. The sillier the beter. She isn’t here now, but every time I see this pink sweeper I giggle.