I am responsible for planning an annual conference at our church and this year the dates landed the day of her birthday which has meant my being more distracted than I prefer today. This is the first time in her 12 years we haven’t been able to just “enjoy” birthday stuff. 🙂
Yet, we are enjoying the day and she is very excited about the conference and thinks it’s pretty cool that it is on her birthday.
This girl has been and continues to be a great joy to our family.
I know she’s my daughter and I lack any musical ability. However, I think she is one of the most talented young musicians I have known. She continues to advance well in piano, violin (having played this year with the Auckland Philharmonic Orchestra and the New Zealand Opera Company), and bassoon (participating in the Auckland Philharmonic Music Camp last January for both violin and bassoon).
Yet, far more important to her music ability is her growth in humility, sensitivity to the things of the Lord, and her keen desire to learn more of Christ.
I pray even this next year she will gain a deeper knowledge of the Gospel and firmer commitment to Christ. I pray she will grow in discernment and discretion as she becomes more aware of what it means to move from being a little girl to a young lady.
Proverbs 11:22 Like a gold ring in a pig’s snout is a beautiful woman without discretion.