Yes, 12 years ago today I gave birth to this Thing. This braid wearing, peace sign loving, animal rescuing Thing. My second born daughter, my free spirit. A child who, not unlike myself, loves nature. Courageous, honest and in tune with her emotions. Well as much as a 12 year old girl can be. A Thing that boldly tries her Turkish at any given opportunity. A child whose eyes can melt away my anger, always. The one who still holds my hand and hugs me. In public even.
Happy Birthday Thing 2! May the year ahead bring a shower of blessings and may Jesus continue to shine through you. I pray that your heart will follow His prompting, wherever that path may lead.