Thursday, September 06, 2012

Chicklet Turns Ten!

Happy Birthday to the sweetest little ten-year-old I know!

Blondechick was this age when Chicklet was born, and she and I had prayed hard for a sister for her. With Blondechick off at college and about to turn--gasp--twenty!, I am so glad to have another little girl at home with me still!

And she is a pure delight. She is loving, kind, willing and helpful. She is a good friend and sister. She is quick to smile, slow to pout and quick to become silly. She's a hugger. She is sweet, sensitive, agreeable--and fearless!

Tonight she auditions for an upcoming production of Narnia, the Musical (based on The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe). She's singing "Castle on a Cloud," a sad and wistful little song from Les Miserables, and she performs it with such presence and sweet innocence.  B13 is auditioning too, and B7 gets to do a practice audition, since he will be old enough to audition "for real" next time!

Last week she and B7 started their virtual school at home. She's in fourth grade, and he is in second. This week we added B17 and B13, back to virtual school as well. It's been a busy week!

And somehow, between school and auditions and possibly callbacks and birthday cake and rehearsal and Blondechick's classes and work, we have to squeeze in a visit to the mall this weekend. Oh yes, it's a rite of passage! We made Blondechick wait till she was 10 to get her ears pierced, so Chicklet has been patiently waiting--and Blondechick not-so-patiently--for this day. It will be a fun mother/daughters outing!

Here she is with jewelry of a different kind!

Your beauty should not come from outward adornment, such as elaborate hairstyles and the wearing of gold jewelry or fine clothes. Rather, it should be that of your inner self, the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is of great worth in God’s sight. (I Peter 3:3-4)

Happy Birthday, my beautiful girl!

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