My Lydia is growing up to be such a sweet and responsible little girl. She has gone from being the most hard headed kid around to being a fun, responsible and caring girl. She’s always been a joy, but she’s just so easy now! It’s been a privilege to watch her grow up.
One thing we started noticing about Lydia, as early as two years old, is her intuition. I hung her Christmas stocking up one day while she was napping. I was excited and went ahead and filled it early. When she awoke from her nap, she walked into the room, pointed at her stocking and said, “Cookies!”. I couldn’t believe it. In the toe of her stocking were animal crackers!! How did she know that?
A couple of years later she kept telling us that she was getting something green for Christmas. She mentioned it several times. My mom and Larry gave the girls a green John Deere gator! How did she know that?
Well, this year James and I are beyond excited! We have a kitten for Lydia for Christmas! We’ve told her many times that she can’t have a kitten. The kitten is being babysat by my niece, Emily. I’m going to get him on Christmas Eve. He’s going to stay in our room until Christmas morning. I wrapped a big box yesterday. It’s as tall as Lydia and in it I have a smaller wrapped box full of packing and a picture of the kitten. After she opens it and sees the pic, we’ll bring out the kitten!
She came home from school yesterday to the big box that I had excitedly set out for her. She walked over to it, shook it and said, “Is there a cat in there?”. I was speechless! I wonder if God has given a her a special gifting. She certainly is a remarkable girl!
Here he is!