Our little Molly Kate is not so little anymore and it seems like with each passing day, she is growing up at a faster and faster pace. She’s always been so mature for her age and people always think she’s older than she is (much to my dismay…I desperately want to keep her little!). But in the past few weeks, there’s been a sudden surge of growth. She’s taller and weighs more, but even more noticeable are her conversation skills, the kinds of questions she asking now and the way she’s more consistently choosing servanthood over selfishness. Of course she still has her moments…she’s only five! Today I thought I might lose my mind if she got out of her seat one more time during school!! But I’m so impressed with her on a regular basis. For her birthday, I surprised her by taking her to get her ears pierced. She had been asking for a while now and Kevin and I felt like there was no good reason to wait, but we did want to do it on a special occasion. She was such a trooper as she so badly wanted it done! Afterwards we were walking through the mall and she was super-quiet. I asked her what she was thinking about and she replied, “I’m just so grateful that you let me get my ears pierced today. Thank you Mama!” She’s compassionate, she’s thoughtful, she’s a peacemaker and she loves life….I love that about her. And I continue to pray that God would draw her to Himself and to repentance, that she would trust in Jesus as her Savior, and that one day, many years from now, she’ll be one of my closest friends.
Here’s a peek into her special day!