Laina turned 17 today! We enjoyed a rare afternoon together, going out for lunch and shopping at the outlets. We got some great bargains- the benefit of having a birthday right after Christmas ;)
The following is a poem she recently wrote for a school assignment about how quickly time goes by and we grow up. Yes, time does go by quickly. I realize her time remaining at home will be shorter than the time she has already spent living with us... There is always a part of us that wants things to stay the same. But it is also exciting to see our children grow up and develop into who God created them to be. I love you, Laina!! My prayer for you is that you will live each day for the glory of God.