Saturday, February 18, 2012

Our Princess is 13 today

We've made it. My daughter, who is one of the most precious treasures ever given to me, turns 13 today.

She has grown in amazing ways, but most importantly, her heart is aimed to Jesus, and for this I am thankful.

Today we are celebrating with a Princess Tea. "Marie" and I have been taking in the book, The Princess and the Kiss. We have been using the study guide that goes along with it, and have had some rich discussions. (Those of you with Tweens, ages 8-12, I heartily encourage this book.)

Her cousins and aunts will be joining us later today. We will celebrate her near approach of womanhood. I have come to know the truth behind the importance of character over knowledge. You see, my beautiful "Marie" has so many hidden struggles, yet who she is on the inside radiates all around her. I am so thankful for her.

And later today, she is getting this. SSSHHHHH!!! Don't tell!

P.S. I will post pictures later from our special day.


Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday beautiful "Marie"!!!
Love you, Ms. Patty

Small Town Joy: said...

Happy Birthday Marie! She is going to love her gift! What a sweet time to spend your birthday with aunts and cousins. You are such a sweet mom!

Dianne said...

Congratulations to your precious princess--what a glorious day for all of you--and a beautiful young lady she is. I know you have taught her well. I wish every young girl could have a mother like you!

Treasures Evermore said...

Belated Happy Birthday....what a blessed family you have.