On a beach in California a long haired beauty flung wide her arms and twirled for joy! She was only 3 years old, but already that wonderful, innocent, joyful spirit gleamed in her eyes. Her playfulness and eagerness to love and be loved was completely formed. She walked into every heart she met.
Fast forward 13 years that same spirit shines from 16 year old eyes! That same eagerness to love and be loved! A heart completely open, totally exposed, expecting only love. Love it is that envelopes her in my heart. Takes my breath to watch her twirl with abandon. Makes me long to protect her from all things hurtful. That innocence seemingly still intact and the beauty grown from a child into a wonderful young woman!
Now, as then, my prayer remains the same. May she grow in grace and love for the Lord. May her life glorify the Creator. May she make a difference in the world even as she's made in my life.
I love you, my sweet 16.