|Cute little 7 yr old|
Since then, she has made us laugh, cry, shake our heads in amazement and frustration. We are so thankful that God blessed us with the gift of having Only. We wanted to share some of the mane "faces" of Only
|being goofy with cousin Trev. and Youngest over 4th of July|
|Silliness abounds with Miss "I" in the house|
|Fancy Hairdo from Miss AB|
|On a brother/sister Sonic run "date"|
|How could we have worn the same clothes!!!|
These girls love Only. She will let them "fix" her hair, be silly with them, talk to them, and on occasion, put them in timeout if needed.
As a sister between two brothers, we really feared that she would "get lost" as the boys have strong personalities and involvements, but not Only. She does not always give in, nor does she selfishly exclude. She has developed a beautiful personality uniquely her own. She is a mediator, friend, gives them "the look" when they screw up (can you imagine that is possible), knows what they like, will watch shows with them, and sometimes, the older two appear in the SAME shirts even though they've not planned it or seen each other all day. Uncanny and hilarious when it happens. Oldest doesn't always think so. Sometimes, during kitchen duty, there are a few flying towels, head locks, water on the floor, but always dishes put away.
|In character for a A Christmas Carol play|
|Warm fall day reading and texting with a hint of a smile.|
|Ah, Who's that guy that captured her heart?|
|Reflecting at Petit Jean after a climb down to the waterfall|
|The girl has done her part of gun shooting, rappelling, tent camping, missions trips|
There are so many facets to our dear Only, and there is no way I could really tell them all, or I might be teetering on the edge of pride fullness. I sure wouldn't want to be guilt of that. I love having her around, hearing what's going on and what she is happy or even struggling with. Sometimes we finish each other's sentences (poor girl). She is the closest to me, my Right Hand Girl and I do Love her immensely. I guess the most import thing about Only that you really need to know is that she gave her life to God many years ago and is actively pursuing what He wants her to do in her life. As we have watched her from from that toddler who so stubbornly stood her ground to the beautiful young woman she is today, it is the inner Godly beauty that amazes me. Oh, I love this girl! But I guess you already know that. Happy 19th Birthday Only!!!