Happy Birthday, Katherine!
Best friend by her side.
Beautiful cake that her sister made,
and that this whole crew helped decorate (can you see the orange snake?).
Where did her fourth birthday go? And her third? I remember her second birthday like it was yesterday. And she celebrated her first birthday in Papua New Guinea. This gift of a child, whom God gave us when Aaron and I were both smack in the middle of linguistic school, this child?
She is the delight of the household, bringing a smile to each of our faces as she sings hymns to Jesus in the morning. Katherine is a little village girl who, thankfully, no longer tries to sneak out of the door without underwear anymore. But Mom, none of my friends in the village wear underwear!
This girl is learning about self control and how Proverbs 25:28 applies to real, everyday life. She is learning the basics of multiplication, and her tender heart has a hard time discovering the city of Pompeii. She knows her primary love language is physical touch and thoroughly enjoys every minute of snuggle-time. Katherine works hard to help out and washes dishes meticulously. Thank you, Lord, for giving us our sweet Katherine!