Thursday, September 3, 2009

Vote for Grace

Yesterday Grace announced to me that she will be running for student council. Three people will be chosen from her class. So, last night we made a poster that she can hang in her room. Her slogan...

A Vote 4 Grace will put a Smile on your Face!!!
She's so excited and asked me if I would take her to get ice cream if she won. I told her yes and that I would take her even if she doesn't win. She'll be working on her speech tonight and giving it to the class tomorrow. Can I just tell you how proud I am of my precious no-so-little-anymore girl? If I haven't told you about Grace before, let me take a moment to do so now.
  • Grace has amazing creativity and a wonderful imagination.
  • She has written several books in her 9 years and I must say I have no doubt that writing will be her career.
  • Because she's an only child she LOVES to be with other kids.
  • Loves being outdoors and loves adventure of any kind.
  • She's not quite as gregarious as me, but once she gets to know you, she can talk your leg off.
  • I can't count the number of times I've heard, "Mama, let's pretent..."
  • She is smart and beautiful...if I do say so myself.
  • Most of all at the tender age of three she gave her heart to Jesus on a trip home from my parents.
  • My mom reminded me of an incident that happened when she was about 4. After getting in trouble, I made her go to her room and sit on her bed. After a few minutes I peaked through the door to find her sitting there singing, "I cast all my cares upon you. I lay all of my burdens down at your feet. And anytime, I don't know, whaaat to do, I will cast all my cares upon you." Warmed my heart and gave me quite a laugh.
  • This past spring we got to take Grace on her first missions trip to Orlando. We had to get up at 3:30 am to go to a church in downtown Orlando to feed the homeless. I will never ever forget the picture of Grace serving these wonderful people a plate of food. Nate Porter...thank you!
  • Once we returned from the trip, I heard her in the bath tub one night singing a song she had made up about the homeless. I can't remember the words exactly but I remember her using words like "hero" and "brave". I knew at that moment she had got it.

That's my Grace. God's most precious gift to me.

Good luck Grace!

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