Ask her what she craved and
she’d get a little frantic
about things like books,
the woods, music.
Plants and the seasons.
Grace turned nineteen on November 4.
When she was home from college for Thanksgiving break she said, “You didn’t blog about me on my birthday”. So here I am, better late than never, with my sincerest apologies to you, dear Grace!
Grace was born in the very early hours of the morning all those years ago, our first daughter after two sons. Born at 38 weeks, but so tiny that everyone stopped to admire her and call her “Peanut”, I delighted in being her mother. I found a white bib that had a small peanut embroidered on it and of course I had to buy it for her and I bet it that bib is still here in a box somewhere along with many other keepsakes from that precious time.
She’s all grown up now and in the middle of her second year of college and doing very well. She has her own dorm room this year which has been nice for her, but she keeps so busy she’s rarely in it except to do homework and sleep.
She’s healthy and strong, with lots of dear and close friends.
She loves to read and write, sing and play piano. She loves to be useful.
I hadn’t taken many photos of her lately so when she was home for Thanksgiving we got the camera out for a couple of “Now You’re Nineteen” photos. We were downtown that day for “small town shopping”.
The quotes are from Grace’s own personal collection of favorites. (she has hundreds) ❤
“Come, let us have some tea,
and continue to talk about happy things.”
Don’t be so cool you can’t cry.
Don’t be so smart you can’t wonder.
Don’t be so set on your sunny days
That you can’t love the roll of the thunder.
He has made everything beautiful
in its time. Ecclesiastes 3:11