Wednesday, June 26, 2013



Seven years ago today we met a beautiful, bold little girl with brown hair curls that changed life as we knew it.  Honestly, not too much has changed about that sweet girl in the past seven years! Sure, she is older, wiser, and bigger but we feel that we had her pegged early in that hospital room as she looked around the place with confidence, ready to meet the world.  And eat a cheeseburger.  :)

This year has been a good one for our Mal-Doll.  She loved first grade and excelled in the structure of school  Honestly, she never gave us too many problems about the early wake-up and bus rides into school.  She likes a schedule, that girl.  (She even prefers to rotate her school uniforms and hairstyles on a specific schedule!) She learned to read, although she'd never admit that she finds pleasure in it.  That's fine--we'll read aloud to her as long as she'll allow us to.  We don't want her to grow up TOO quickly.

And besides, who has time for things like reading?  There's always science experiments to undertake, gymnastics performances to be practiced, and plans to be orchestrated. She's a schemer, that's for sure.  But in the midst of that she's learning to be sensitive to her sisters and has even grown in her affection-tolerance with her parents. Her report card noted that she's kind to others and we pray that her love for Jesus and the people around her will grow as well.

These days she's still loving the color turquoise, swimming, swinging, baking, singing (especially in church), Magic Tree House, and anything she can watch or do on a screen.  She's our most extroverted--the more friends around, the better.  

Amalia June, we are blessed beyond measure to have you as our daughter.  You fill our lives with laughter (louder than your dad's sometimes) and well-planned adventure.  We thank God for the good gift he gave us in you.

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