This is Bekah and she's 14. She seems older than that. She's a very dear girl. A true introvert, she'd rather read than have to deal with people. She mostly just smiles at them and hopes they'll go away. Unless you happen to be in her close circle of family and friends. Then she's all fun and giggles. Chatty and humorous. She's easily embarrassed and never has a quick come-back. She'll just think of it later and wish she could have thought of it sooner. She rocks the "messy bun" and, even though you can't really see it in the picture, she has a streak of fire engine red in her hair. She's her own person with her own sense of style and she isn't afraid to put it out there. Bekah is extremely creative. I promised to show you an example of her Zentangling and here it is. It's all free hand. She's doing an entire wall in her bedroom. She has the patience for detail. All in all, she's a lovely person, inside and out.
Bekah had a "Mad Hatter Tea Party." That's from Alice in Wonderland for the non-readers. She set the table with twinkle lights and half a dozen teapots(yes, I have that many- don't judge me.) There were stacks of teacups and saucers sitting on doilies- both crocheted and paper. Her place settings, sitting on doilies, were from four different china patterns(yes, I have that many- don't judge me.) There were hands of cards and pocket watches on saucers scattered around the table. Cards hanging from the ceiling- red cards. Red and white tapers. She really stuck to her theme. She had place cards with a number and a key hole drawn on it. When she invited her guests in, she handed them each their own key with a number attached and they had to match them up to find their seats.
For her gifts, she had wax bottles with the words, "Drink Me" by them. (Anne, do you have wax bottles in the UK?) Bekah had sausage balls, summer sausage, colby jack cheese and crackers for appetizers. She had sausage gravy, kielbasa(almost had a sausage theme going on, but she knows what the guys like,) biscuits, scrambled eggs, and orange wedges. She had bottled orange soda and root beer. I thought she might include tea in her tea party, but while she knows what the guys like, she knows what she doesn't like. Her dessert was "tea cakes" (6 different types of Little Debbie snack cakes) piled high on a platter.
I wish you could all be here for one of our feasts. The mood at the table is always so happy and packed with laughter. I don't think a dozen people could enjoy themselves more. This mother's heart glows to see how much our children enjoy each other's company. We sit around the table just goofing off and I can tell that everyone is as reticent to leave as I am to have them go. It's such a blessing and I thank God for it and hope I will never take a single one of these precious souls for granted.
Will spoke on James 3:17,18. "But the wisdom from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, reasonable, full of mercy and good fruits, unwavering, without hypocrisy. And the seed whose fruit is righteousness is sown in peace by those who make peace." Think about each of those words...What a world we would live in if mankind lived by these qualities.