Monday, March 23, 2015

Thirteen Years

Where has the time gone? Yesterday she was just a baby. Tomorrow she is 13. She has left her childhood years behind forever and entered a new phase of life. She is a teenager.
She is very much the same baby I brought home. She still doesn't like to sleep. She is still as inquisitive as she has always been. She goes to sleep with a head full of wonderful imaginations. She still doesn't like hugs or kisses.
But she is so very different, too.
She is more of an introvert than an extrovert. She is the champion of the underdog. She has compassion for those less fortunate. She has a bulldog determination and likes to figure things out on her own. She is fiercely loyal to her brother. She is very black and white about certain things.
She is very talented. And brilliant.
She plays piano, a little of the drums, and loves to sing. She is passionate about sign language and has learned a little Italian. She has also devoted hours of time to memorizing the book of Proverbs.
This is a little tribute to my beautiful girl. She fills my heart with love, awe and gratitude. She inspires me to improve myself. 
Just looking at her makes me understand how much the Creator really loves me. Why else would He grant me such a beautiful gift?
I love you, Hannah Rose.