09 May 2012

A Good and Perfect Gift

 Today one of my beauties had a birthday. Dear Lucette turned nine. And with each passing year I see more of God's design revealed in her. Her tender heart, her zest for life, her verve and spunk, her grace and gentleness.

 And as she matures and grows, she is managing to retain her sparkle. Her come-what-may perspective and willingness for joy.

I admire this about her.

 This weekend we were able to celebrate her day with family and the sweet lilacs all a-bloom in the yard.

And today? The actual birth-day? We had special meals, gifts on the trampoline, and some after-dinner frozen-yogurt. All lovely. But you know what else happened today? In third grade one gets to bring something in for sharing. You know what Lucette brought? Her mama. She even wrote a post-it note reminder for me so I wouldn't forget.

Oh, dear child. You are the gift on this day, May 8.

And you are exactly what we always hoped for.

"Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights ..."
James 1:17


  1. Oh dear girl, happy birthday!

    Anna... what an honor.

  2. She is so beautiful, Anna. Happy 9th- I really can't believe she's nine.