I love…. Jesus Christ, my husband!, my children, family & friends, being a mommanee, flea markets, old tablecloths, vintage linens, Mexican food, quilts, pink & red, giving & living, laughter, enamel flower pins, fabric, his/her pillowcases, old cotton sheets, sewing, cherry coke, freedom, flannel, cookie dough, a warm fire, polka dots, pizza, pearl buttons, turtlenecks, paper & pens, dimples, old dishes, bright colors, ric rac, cigar boxes, fresh flowers, hot baths, the smell of babies, white Christmas lights, the smell of burning leaves, smooth oak furniture, my home.
Apphia– age 20
I love…. my Savior Jesus Christ, my family, my friends, good books, music, polka dots, clear fall days, vanilla cokes, chandeliers, long walks, fabric & sewing, baby feet pitter-pattering across the floor, ballet flats, old movies, plushy chairs, Nan’s roses, Mexican food, wind in my hair, ribbons, beads & buttons, smiles & laughter, hugs, hay in the barn, Church history, cookie dough, vintage sewing patterns, big sunglasses, cardigan sweaters, being my father’s daughter, giving & loving, foggy mornings, family pictures, Ethan’s dimples, talking to my best friend until 3 am, cheeseburgers & french fries, fresh flowers, singing & dancing, melamine dishes, pink, cotton skirts, pretty papers, milkglass, porch swings.
Achaia– age 18
I love…. The Lord, my family, dear friends, flowers in my hair, pie birds, paper lanterns, Mexican food, vintage fashions, dancing, singing, sewing, fabric, weddings, purple, orange, yellow, green, red, swimming, the beach, windy hayfields, Scotland, old movies, pretty paper, planning parties, pretty rings, walks in the evenings, marshmallow cokes, a good bargain, old family pictures, rhinestone jewelry, lady’s head vases, sour gummies, granny squares, chunky cardigans, our old turquoise and white truck, hugs, pretty writing, cold sheets, babies, old swings, giving.
Abigail– age 15
I love…. Jesus, my family, my friends, bright rugs, old dolls that remind me of my Nan or Mom, finger paints, singing with my sisters, getting dirty in our friend’s creek, going swimming, bright socks, mismatched clothes, smiling, flip-flops, my cowgirl boots Pop bought me, running through the yard barefoot, watching old movies, horseback riding, laughing, loving, trunks, bags, old toys, cookie dough, giving, cutting hair, parasols, sewing, writing letters to my grandparents, talking on the phone, talking, babies, H. Rider Haggard books, bright typewriters, hugging, sneakers, costumes, talking with Achaia while I’m in bed, Mexican food, pizza, my aunt’s toenails, wearing orange, taking walks, rushing, fun & bright colors, praying, bright sheets, soft pretzels & vanilla cokes, country music, talking to my friend Anna, dancing.
Abiah– age 14
I love…. Jesus, my family, my friends, sewing, swimming, writing letters, being creative, singing, green, pink, horses, swinging, gel pens, bright paper, colored markers, ladybugs, bright t-shirts, flowers, taking pictures, old movies, shoes, watermelon, Mexican food, purses, pizza, marshmallow cokes, parks, parties, fancy dresses, weddings, squeezes, barefoot in the grass, fabric, curly hair, hushpuppies, swimsuits, candy, soda pop, cookie dough, jelly shoes, lip balm.
"Thy testimonies have I taken as an heritage forever: for they are the rejoicing of my heart." Psalm 119:111