What started out as me needing to correct Sarah because of an unkindness on her part, wound up being one of the sweetest times.
We stayed in my room for a long time, lounged on the floor and just chatted. I told her about something I had done as a child and regretted to this day and she laughed. She shared something else with me and we went back and forth for over an hour just sharing our hearts and laughing.
One thing I just love about Sarah is that she doesn't like it when she is unkind. It upsets her. She is such a sweet heart. I had to apologize to her for raising my voice. :( "Why are you doing that?" ugh....
I don't like it when I blow it either.
So, we shared "blow it" moments with each other. :)
Sarah is so cute! She is right at that in between stage that girls go through; not a child but not a teen either. She reminds me sometimes of JO in Little Women... lamenting her lost childhood which was WAY too short, and wanting everything to stay the same. :)
I so understand where she is, because she MISSED the first almost 6 years of her childhood. She has REALLY enjoyed these last 6 years. Of course, I gave her permission to be a child, MY CHILD, forever! :) She laughed about that too. :)
I can't believe how fast the time is going by. I remember when the boys hit this age... it seemed like a breath and they were all away at college.
Erika will be 18 in just 5 years! That is just NOT very long! Then Anna,Then Sarah,Then Alli.... and I just want to freeze them all in time.
I so love my Sarah. She is such a light in my life. She mentioned tonight that she was so glad I was her mama.
My heart is full of Sarah love tonight. :)
"His Mercies Are New Every Morning"
“I pray because I can't help myself. I pray because I'm helpless. I pray because the need flows out of me all the time- waking and sleeping. It doesn't change God- it changes me.”
― C. S. Lewis
― C. S. Lewis
I believe in the sun even when it's not shining. I believe in love even when I don't feel it. And I believe in God even when He is silent. (quote found on the wall of a concentration camp)