Caroline – Almost Four

I’m so glad the Lord chooses to grow children up whether we want them to or not. I so love each stage that I’m afraid if I could choose, I’d keep our nieces exactly as they are. Woe to me if I’d have my way! I’d never know the joys that are around the corner waiting for us as they continue to mature, grow, and become dearer and dearer to our hearts.

And so it’s starting. The wonderful little things that children say to make our days brighter and our lives so much more fun.

Like walking into Michael and Jacquie’s house and having Caroline look at us with her bright eyes and say, “Let’s have a snack!” She’s learning that it’s fun to feed people. Fun to do nice things for people. She said it with such cheer in her voice. She runs over to the counter, pulls up her stool, hops ONTO the counter, and promptly pulls down her gummy snacks and passes them around for all to enjoy. The adults all smiles and enjoy – not the snacks, but the pleasures of a child.

Or how about singing “God Is Great And God Is Good” before meal time? The last line says, “Give us, Lord, our daily bread.” To which Caroline says, “Mom? Why do we have to say ‘Give us, Lord, our DAILY BREAD?’ Can’t we say ‘Give us, Lord, our MAC AND CHEESE’?” She definitely loves her mac and cheese!

Caroline 2013

Phoebe Quilt – A Work Of Art

We were soooo privileged to be allowed to do this quilt! One of our favorite, “memory-making” (you know what you mean to us!) customers brought it to us. It was truly a work of art and we felt the responsibility of such an undertaking. This quilter had spent hours upon hours doing detailed little blocks, borders, and applique. She had picked out PERFECT fabrics. The quilt was stunning. And we had the joy of quilting it!

I hope you find it as enjoyable as we did!

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