We made brunch for Tori’s birthday. The whole tribe (and a few adopted members) swarmed her home for a few hours. Ironically as I was thinking about what to say about my oldest I came across a draft in my blog that I had written for her birthday ten years ago. How crazy (and perfect) is time?!
To my 16 year old Tori:
I love how the spontaneous hugs have drastically increased this year.
To my 26 year old Tori:
I love how your love of Jesus has only gotten richer and deeper over time.
I love how your love of people has made you bolder to speak in love for what is right and Just.
I love how you still care for your siblings and watch out for them, even in the midst of raising your own tribe.
I love that you are STILL turning my creative ideas into masterpieces.
I love that in 10 years you have only gotten better and the girl you were at 16 created the wife, momma and woman of God you are now.
I love how you love.
I can’t wait to see what God has in the next 10 years.