Wednesday, December 31, 2014

the first twelve

In just hours our eldest sweetling will be thirteen years old. Born on Dad's birthday, she came into the world with the new year. I cannot think of a more appropriate, welcome, or amazing gift than to meet your first sweetling on the first day of a brand new year.

What a joy and a privilege beyond telling to be her mom. If you know her at all, you know why ♥ She is cool blues and sweet greens and lavenders and yellows. Her heart is gentle, enormous and so, so joyful. She loves riding horses, reading books, writing books and letters, drawing art and comics, being outside, riding bikes, playing with our lab, and spending time with special friends. Her younger brother and sister are her constant companions, and she cares for them with laughter and grace. She walks with the Father, earnestly, openly and carries such hope for the world in Him.

Ah, well, I could go on and on -- but I am the Mom, and she is my heart. Watching her, seeing her, listening to her, being here as she becomes is more than I ever dreamed of or knew to ask for, but I am simply blown away by all that was-- is-- and is yet to come.

Happy Birthday Eve, Sweet Girl ♥

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