My baby is so big now. Can you still call them ‘babies’ when they’re 11? Well, a few weekends ago a big ‘first’ happened in our home. It was the first time Daisy got to attend a youth group function, and the first time she went somewhere overnight without her sister!
Our good friend, Jane, held a two-day seminar for all the teenagers 11 and up. It’s called the Shine Program, and it teaches the young ladies about how valuable they are to God. Daisy wasn’t sure she wanted to go, until she saw this:
They had lessons on value and confidence and not judging others by their appearances. They had make-overs and a fashion show. And we could hear peals of laughter all the way down at our house! Then on Sunday, they all sang a special number in church.
Afterwards, the moms and the daughters went to a special meeting together. There, Jane did a great job of teaching a quick overview of the 5 love languages. Then the girls all received a certificate and they all gave their moms (or aunties or older sisters) a special gift to tell us how much they love us.
Not only did Daisy have a blast, but we were so, so proud of Ally. She could have chosen to pout and cry and feel sorry for herself that she couldn’t go, but she didn’t. She smiled, and she was excited for her sister. And besides, ‘Ally time’ was pretty fun too!