Friday, March 2, 2012

Project 52: A Great Leap

     It was a warm evening in June the first time I glimpsed my beautiful daughter Patty.  She was three years old.  Her brown eyes peered up at me from behind the leg of a Social Worker.  Her brother, Anthony was thrust into my arms.  They both had the chicken pox.  Patty had a tattered doll clutched in her arms.  I loved her the moment I saw her.  She followed our boys around the house.   Fortunately, they all had the chicken pox already.  They soon had her laughing and giggling.  

     Patty turned seventeen this week.  I don't know where the time has gone.  I must have blinked.  Surely, she is still only three, or maybe four.

      Patty wants to be a pastry chef.  She enjoys baking cakes and cookies.  My husband baked her birthday cake.  She told him what she wanted.  Patty likes camping and shopping, not necessarily in that order.  Her favorite color is purple.  She loves pandas.  Patty can not resist chocolate in any form.  She drinks tea - not coffee.  She is good at math.
     The family went to dinner to celebrate at Red Robin.   Patty loved it when the wait staff clapped and sang a birthday song to her. They presented her with an ice cream sundae.
     The "big leap" is me realizing that my baby has grown into a very special young woman.  I can't wait to see what life holds in store for her.
Sing to God, sing praise to His name,
estol Him who rides on the clouds -
His name is the Lord - and rejoice before Him.  
A father to the fatherless, a defender of widows
 is God in His Holy dwelling.
He sets the lonely in families.
Psalm 68:4
For more awesome pictures of Great Leaps go to Darcy at 3boybarians.
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