This summer I have watched my little girl turn into a big girl. It seems like weekly Brent and I are looking at each other with our mouths hanging open saying “look at her. She’s so big!”
Avery, this summer you have learned most of your letter sounds and how to sound out a few words. You LOOOOOVE to sit and “do school”. Partly because it is one on one time with mommy and you love the one on one time, but partly because of how God made you. Anything where you can learn and figure out problems, you want to do it. The girl just loves to learn and figure things out!
You also have a new passion for telling everyone about Jesus. Usually after checking out at a store, you will grab my arm as we walk away from the cashier and say “mom, why didn’t you ask her if she knows Jesus? ” Most of the time its a bit convicting for mommy! You also recently had a bit of an argument with a neighbor kid about the fact that God made him and God made him perfect. The neighbor kid wasn’t agreeing with you, but you stood your ground and were adamant about telling him about Jesus. Later you said to me, “_____ knows who Jesus is but he doesn’t think God made him. Can you talk to him tomorrow mom? He needs to know.” I pray you always have this much of a passion for sharing truth with your friends.
One of your recent accomplishments was learning to ride your bike without training wheels! We tried a few months ago, but we got distracted by a little brother who kept wanting to run into the street! So last week, I took the training wheels off again and YOU TOOK OFF! You didn’t need me to teach you or hold the bike or run after you; you just did it! By the time daddy got home from work that night, you learned how to take off on the bike all by yourself and are now fearless.
I think Sports Camp is what put me over the edge this summer though. Watching you look so big out on that soccer field all by yourself sent your mommy into tears. You have had so much fun going every night and learning from your coaches. Then, you’ll get in the car at the end of the night and have “grown-up” conversations with me…the ones that don’t require me to ask any questions, but to just sit and listen to you tell stories about your night and ask me about my night.
Avery, I don’t know what we would do without you in this family! Thank you for being who God made you to be. I love you more than you could ever imagine.
Here’s a little video about Avery over the past few weeks. Enjoy =)