I recently had an opportunity to get a glimpse of my daughter’s personality. My friend invited us and another family to her house for a spontaneous “Christmas in July” party. We read a Christmas story and iced Christmas cookies. Each child iced two cookies and quickly devoured their artistic endeavors.
Then, as the other children rushed from the table to play, Middlest asked for a few more cookies to ice.
Then she asked for a few more…
…and a few more.
In the end, she iced nearly a dozen cookies all by herself.
My butterfly, who usually flits from one activity to the next, sat for half an hour (the only child) and contentedly iced cookie after cookie. I knew she liked to bake, but I truly had the opportunity to see just how strong the desire is for her. Middlest LOVES to be in the kitchen.
We finished our party with some caroling, sharing the bounty of Christmas cookies and singing “We wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy July!” It was a fun break from our normal pace and a memorable day, not only the fellowship with other mommies and their kids, but the sweet moment God gave to get to know my little girl.