It's hard for me to believe that the baby of our family, Rebekah Hope, is twenty!
It seems that I was just telling you her story for the first time.
And wasn't it just a few days ago that I told you all about her tenth birthday party with the French theme? And not that long ago that I had sniffled all the way through the writing of her thirteenth birthday post? Or showed you the Sound of Music party for her seventeeth or even the beautiful hydrangea cupcakes she made for her eighteenth?
I am ever amazed at how quickly time passes.
Twenty (TWENTY?!) years ago she made her appearance . . . seven weeks early according to our time table, but absolutely perfectly in His time.
It was certainly a year of changes!
Bekah continued to grow and change through this year of the pandemic, making wise decisions, finding her way with grace and graciousness towards others. She began working full time. She stepped into a place of service at church. She continued to teach piano lessons in her "spare" time.
I love walking alongside Rebekah as her faith grows stronger and her convictions deeper and her understanding richer. I love that we can talk together about our God and His Word. About houses and decorating. About coffee. About her nieces and nephews. About future plans and dreams. And sometimes all of that on the same Saturday afternoon drive! (And probably no one besides me knows that she really can talk a'plenty!)
In this new decade of her life, I wish for all of her dreams to come true! But even more than that, I pray that she continues to grow in Him and walk in His grace!
Big birthday blessings to you, Bekah Boo!!