Thursday, October 15, 2009
The Birthday of a Princess
All of us girls are princesses, even Hayley, the rough and tumble tomboy of my youngest sister. The simple fact that we are believers in Christ makes us daughters of the King of kings.
Today is Jillian's 15th birthday, and I think I can truly say that this girl is a princess, simply by her way of carrying herself and (most) of her mannerisms.
She has grown up so much in the past year, whereas we used to always refer to Caitlin and I as "the big girls" and Jillian and Hayley as "the little girls", we can no longer do that, now it's "the older girls and Hayley", of course she'll catch up soon enough.
Jillian went from a little girl to a young lady in the past few months and it has been so wonderful to watch her grow and develop as the woman of God she is.
Jillian and I were never close and rarely get along well, although lately I think both of us have sought to learn to appreciate one anothers differences and I think discovered that we were more similar than previously willing to admit. While we certainly still are not close we have learned to be friends as well as sisters and I hope will grow more and more in that friendship.
Jillian, I hope and pray that you will continue to grow in the Lord and that He will be your constant joy and strength, I have come to love you so much, even if I did in a way have to make myself do it. It's so fun having someone else who has a similar interest in knives, ;-) and in different styles and is a princess as well as a strong, feminine, beautiful, intelligent and God-honoring young woman. I love you, little sister! Happy Birthday!