Faith standing at her new play kitchen
You know you’ve been neglecting your blog when you have three birthday posts in a row! We are just now emerging from the craziest, busiest season our family has ever gone through. I plan on elaborating in the next few days (no, really, this time I’m serious!), but today’s post is all about Faith.
Not much has changed in a year…Faith is still all bounce and chatter and sunshine (when she’s happy…). We had a moderately sized family cookout yesterday, an all encompassing celebration for the holiday weekend, Faith’s birthday, housewarming, and “meet Anna” (oh…yeah…Anna would be the new baby for those who aren’t “in the loop”…did I mention I have some catching up to do on my blog?). Faith danced and ran and spun around with a big grin on her face, looking a bit like a bee buzzing from blossom to blossom.
Five years. Two years of sweet, calm, quiet babyhood and three years of full-of-life-nonstop-exuberant girliness. Faith is a girlie girl. She loves flowers, I mean loves them, and dresses and tea parties and just about anything that could be deemed “pretty.” She is affectionate to the extreme and has just in the last week added a “new love” to her lineup of young men that she will “never forget” (congratulations, Declan!)…I do think she needs to stop falling for twenty-somethings, though.
Our family needs Faith. Though we question this when her passion for life throws her into “the depths of despair” and results in a tantrum, we need her exuberance and her cheerful outlook, her admiration of all things beautiful, her childlike faith, her friendliness and affection. The rest of us at times struggle with being…well…loving. Faith is always loving. She loves everyone. She is a reminder to us that people and relationships are more important than things or deadlines or…ahem…keeping the house clean. She is a reminder to us that loveliness is something to be appreciated for itself, a reflection of Creator God.
We love you, Faith! I hope you had a wonderful fifth birthday!