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sixteen things

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Sixteen things I love about you…

1. You are not afraid to try new things.

2. You are a fiercely loyal friend.

3. The way you jump around when you are excited, knees pumping up to your chest and your hands flying.

4. Your stubborn streak.

5. Your convictions. (When #4 and #5 to into play together, watch out world!)

6. The way you are growing in your walk with the Lord.  That your faith is becoming your own.  It’s beautiful.

7. Your creativity.  You keep discovering new talents.

8. The way you help and love your sisters.

9. The way you clean your room, making a bigger mess than you started with and ending with perfection.

10. Your toes!

11. You love Jesus and you love going to church.

12. You can laugh at yourself and you don’t take yourself too seriously.

13. The way you have blossomed at school, making friends, getting good grades, trying new things, and are a student the teachers enjoy having in class.

14. Your voice.  The way you say, “Hey, Mom!”  I’ll never get tired of that.

15. The way you dance.  Everywhere.  All the time.  You’re beautiful.

16. I love that God put you in our family to love and enjoy.  I do love you and oh, how I enjoy you!

Love,
Mom

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Happy Father’s Day…

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These are just a few of my favorite pictures of Hubby with the girls… I’m so thankful for the relationship they have with their daddy!!

Relay for Life

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We got to participate in the Relay for Life this year.  We can thank SuperGirl’s new political/social career and Summer’s new 4H involvement for it.  I’d always heard about it happening in our area but never had a reason to become involved. SuperGirl’s school had a team… they were walking in support of the school receptionist’s husband.  He’s currently battling cancer.  They have spent some time this school year at MDAnderson in Houston.  Summer’s 4H group walked in memory of a fellow 4H member’s dad.  He lost his battle in February.

I think what I appreciated most about this night was the hour they spent lighting the luminaries and remembering those who are currently fighting or who have lost the battle with cancer.  It made me think of those we know personally who have been touched by cancer.  So many names ran through my mind but when we walked the one lap in silence, through the luminaries, it was very sobering just how big cancer is and how many people it hurts.

When we weren’t walking we enjoyed visiting with friends… old friends…

Newer friends…

There were lots of school friends and 4H friends there, too.  Some even entertained us!

It was a great night.  I think maybe we’ll do it again next year!!