Here they are – my girls. I love them dearly. This is a bit of a forced “Can I please take your picture?” moment outside a friend’s house. That’s okay. There they are. One brown eyed and one blue. They are unique and yet equally beautiful. This was my prayer when I was pregnant with Annie — that if I were to have a another girl, could she please be very different from but as equally beautiful as her sister Katie? I never wanted them to compare themselves to one another as sisters sometimes can. God heard my prayer and I knew it as soon as I saw Annie’s porcelain skin in the dimly lit delivery room. Katie was olive-skinned with black curly hair, Annie was fair with light brown hair. I smiled at God’s attentiveness to a mother’s secret prayers.
My beautiful girls.
I love watching them care for one another. They are friends as well as sisters. Sometimes they fight, but they always deeply love. They are fiercely loyal. They buy each other “I saw this and thought of you” gifts quite often. They make plans to spend time together on their own and they pray for each other. All of this warms my heart and I often think of those times I prayed for their relationship before Annie ever breathed this earthly air. God’s kindness never ceases to amaze me.
Please pardon my posting pauses as we are now in the final month before Annie is to be wed at our home in April. The pace of life has picked up considerably and I think it may get quite busy around the farm before it gets quiet again. I will do the best I can to count my blessings here.
Love and blessings,
Psalm 126:1-3 ~”When the Lord brought back the captive ones of Zion, we were like those who dream. Then our mouth was filled with laughter and our tongue with joyful shouting; then they said among the nations, ‘The Lord has done great things for them.’ The Lord has done great things for us; we are glad.”