Yesterday was my daughter, Fiona's 9th birthday. Whenever I think on this, I pause, amazed at the blessings God has given me! To think, I have a 9 year old and what a blessing she is!
She is a very generous, forgiving and affectionate girl. She will quickly try to fix hurts and make things right(especially for her little brother). Sure there are always "things" that need work, but I couldn't be more pleased with the little lady she is turning out to be:-)
For her birthday she asked for a doll house(made by mom). I made a small one for Brenna a couple of years ago and ever since she has thought on that. I decided that she was at a good age for one and so I went looking. I found a lovely kit, which included all the pieces for the cottage and furniture as well:-)
As you can see from above...she is pretty happy with her house.
Yes, I know...it isn't put together yet...somehow that didn't really bother her. Fiona is looking forward to helping me put it together and I am looking forward to doing it. Instead of the red, we will be using a light blue and white. Fiona and I will make little knitted and sewn cushions and blankets for the furniture. Wont that be fun!?
We still have a little party scheduled for tomorrow at my parents' house(actually for Fiona and Liam, who turns 2 in a week or so). So...the festivities continue!
I still find myself reflecting on the age of my children and realizing how swiftly life flits by. God has been so gracious in blessing me with my children, giving them to me for a time. I pray that I raise them up in a way that they will learn well to love God, to follow His law and fight for Him. It is a huge responsibility we have as parents and I pray He gives me all that I need to do it well.
Happy Birthday Fiona...my sweet girl!