A day of chai lattes, searching hearts, annual interviews, and ice skating in the town square.
A few things taken from our annual, birthday interview:
Question #2: "What is the most exciting part about being 10?"
Answer: "Being in double digits. Also...it's like a decade! It's a fun number for a girl."
Question #3: "In another ten years you'll be 20. What are some things you would like to accomplish between then and now?" (I know what you're thinking, "Take it easy with the intense questions! She's ten years old!" :))
Answer: "I want my relationship with God to grow. I want to reach out to others who don't have friends. And...maybe...(She pauses and we both laugh because we know without words. :))"
We're going through this book together this year. We read a chapter and discussed the lies we see ourselves so easily believing. It's so amazing how tender this age of hers is. It's so amazing that I still deal with the same things, being almost nine years her senior.
It sure is handy to have a cupcake shop connecting to the coffee shop. :)
Question #6: "Who is someone from the Bible you would really want to be like?"
Question #7: "Why?"
Answer: "Because she was willing to serve and honor her authorities. Standing up for what is right...taking a risk to save her people."
Question #8: "If money wasn't an object, what would you want for your birthday gift?"
Answer: "I've always wanted a golf cart. :)...
This past Christmas the lord has laid on my heart not to care if I don't get gifts. Just to be okay if I don't get anything. Because so many people don't get gifts. Beside, I have the best gift; I have my family."
Fairly sure I have more laughs with her then any other being on earth. :)
She's such a character, I tell you.
Tis so sweet to have a sister. And though this is already a month past; happiest of year-tens to you, my Anne.~Deborah