Friday, January 21, 2011


Evabeth's feast...


Eva is 11 years old and such a beautiful young lady- inside and out. She is sweet and thoughtful, and loved by everyone. She enjoys spending time with her little sister. She has a mothering personality. Nurturing and protective. When there is a job to be done, she is the first to roll up her sleeves and get to work. She is fearless. I have never seen her be intimidated or shy about anything. Ask her to do something and you can consider it done. Her favorite color is pink. She is an accomplished artist. She loves her big family and mentions almost daily how much she misses her older brothers and sister. And, yes, I love her to pieces!
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Evabeth played the role of Queen Esther and invited her guests to a Persian feast. She had flatbread with zahowie for her appetizer. Rotisserie chicken(she contracted her Daddy to construct the spit and he did a great job improvising with some shelving brackets he had in the garage) with a salad and basmati rice for her main course and the gorgeous fruit tower for dessert. That fruit tower was a real eyepopper and between that and the spit the kids were duly impressed. And she thought up all by herself. Very creative. Her beverage was grape juice and her gifts to the other children were handmade ephods with glitter jewels. All 12 tribes were represented.
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Rejoice with us! Yesterday, Eva had her final neurology appointment at Riley Children's Hospital. Things look very, very good in regards to her epilepsy. Aside from cautious living-ie: no high risk occupations, like piloting an airplane or operating heavy equipment(to which she said, "Why would I want to do that?") she is free to live her life. Avoiding sleep deprivation will always be a goal with her, but this is an excellent prognosis and so much more than we ever dreamed with the initial diagnosis being- "persist and evolve." God is indeed very good.

8 comments:

teelduo said...

*tears of pure joy* Praise God! Love her so much.

Tell her Aunt Lisa thinks she makes a beautiful Queen Esther.

anne bebbington said...

Wonderful news about her health :)

Peni said...

Praise God from whom all blessings flow!

We are so very thankful for this beautiful granddaughter. What a blessing she is to all of us!

Sarah N. said...

The feast looks WONDERFUL! I love the fruit tower.

And such good news! Kiss that sweet face for me.

Love you and miss you!

Quilts And Pieces said...

I can't believe how big they are getting! What a fun feast! And what good news for Eva!

julieQ said...

I know I have said it before...but your feasts days with your children are so much fun to me!! Epilepsy is a challenge, but I am glad it is working out well for Eva.

Isobel said...

Hey, I think avoiding sleep deprivation should be a goal for everyone. She is lovely and please tell her I love the fruit tower. It is amazing.

split_rock said...

What wonderful news for all of you!
The feast is definitely impressive! Love the fruit tower!