On Friday & Sunday of Christmas break, I got to meet my two best friends children. Kelly's daughter, Summer Olivia, just turned 4 months old. She has the most beautiful, big, dark, brown eyes & the more that she got to know me, the more smiles that she began to show off.
Kelly told me that she painted Summer's toes the other day & after she was just staring at her toes trying to figure out what happened! I don't remember when I first discovered that I had toes when I was just a little girl, but I imagine that it was an inspiring day! I have run many miles over mountains & through trails, & without those toes, I could not have run a single one of them! Summer has a lot of growing to do before she can run the trails, but I know that Kelly will just cherish every moment now with her little girl before time slips away! She still has walking to master. :)
I also got to meet meet Elisabeth's son Camden Michael. He was almost 2 months old & a complete cuddle bug! When I got to her Dad's house, he was still sleeping, but that did not stop me from staring at his sweet face that was squished into his daddy, Kyle's, chest!
Elisabeth & I grew up together. We spent nights laughing as we would sneak up stairs, grab the largest bag of chips & salsa, & run back down to eat them up as we would talk all night about our children's future names, our weddings, & of course....boys! Elisabeth always loved the name Haley for a girl & the name Josh for a boy. I know now that the name Camden has forever stolen her heart now because it is not just a name, but it is a face, it is a giggle, it is a heartbeat, & it is a life that was knit together in her womb by the Lord; a woman's secret place.
I cherish the moments that I spent growing up with Kelly & Elisabeth. But, I will now cherish the moments that I get to watch them raise a little girl & a little boy in a world that is yearning for men & women with hearts of gold. Kelly & Elisabeth have hearts of gold, so I have no doubt that their children will too.
I am so proud of you, Kelly & Elisabeth.
I cannot wait to see who Summer & Camden become as you teach them, show them love, & cherish the life that they have been given.