My beautiful niece, Zara, was dedicated yesterday. It was such a moving and simple ceremony, knowing by God’s grace and goodness that Zara is a gift who we pray for continually, to raise her in the knowledge of God.
Our beloved Zienne Noelle turns 7 today. Last night, I prayed over her before she went to bed, and this morning, her dad read her life verses to her when she woke up. Zienne is usually known for shadowing her older sister, but we are starting to see glimpses of her life outside of the younger sister bubble. At school, she usually helps some peers in reading. Her teacher is so amazed that Zi would take time to independently insert herself into that role. I guess it helps that she has Elle, who Zi patiently teaches to read. What I love most are the moments when she is finding what is shaping her to what she is meant to become, like when I catch her singing in her room, practicing or perfecting different skills in her voice, or when she is at the piano or on her violin, plucking out a melody that she’s heard, even though I haven’t taught her how to play it. Sometimes, I even hear her composing a song, belting out her voice on the piano while she tries to play chords. Or I’ll find a story she wrote in a random […]