well. I'm back!
and today I have a little story about my daughters. surprised, aren't you?
when charlotte was a few hours old my cousin amy brought eden up to the hospital to meet her little sister. when eden arrived she hopped up in the hospital bed and sat with me. charlotte wasn't in the room just yet. both of our girls were surprise deliveries and we hadn't told eden if the baby was a girl or a boy. when they wheeled charlotte into the room eden reached out her arms and said "let me have it! let me have it!". so pete placed charlotte in her arms and told her she had a baby sister. she looked her over and said some sisterly greetings. and then, without prompting, she started to sing the words to the song 'how great is our God'. in the sweetest 2 year and 9 month old voice you've ever heard. and between grandparents, parents, and cousins...there wasn't a dry eye in that hospital room. I'm not making this up, either.
the splendor of the king. clothed in majesty. let all the earth rejoice, all the earth rejoice.
and I couldn't help but think back to that very first day of charlotte's life. and I couldn't help but hope that eden continues to belt "and my heart will sing...how great is our God!" for her entire life. and teach her little sister the same sweet words.