Monday, August 18, 2014

Who knew?

Who knew that little girl looking into the future would find herself so quickly in it?

Who knew we'd set the table and arrange the flowers and find the number we'd put on those napkin rings would so soon be twenty-one?


Who knew or could imagine the "thousand miracles a day" that would be her?

Who knew the ones who were in that room waiting for her to be born would also be there to celebrate when the calendar page turned over two decades later?

Who knew Wilbur was there eyeing our plates, and that we never knew even when I took the picture?

Who knew Lucy was at that moment under the table cruising for crumbs?

Who knew I'd so soon have a child at an age where we wouldn't put all the years of candles on the cake?
Who knew I'd forget to move that yukky plate before I snapped this picture? But isn't she beautiful? And doesn't that cute grandchild beside her make you smile?


Who knew the unique combination of intelligence, creativity, beauty, and kindness that she would be?

God knew, of course.

"I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made;
    your works are wonderful, I know that full well" (Psalm 139:14)

So thankful for our sweet girl and happy twenty-first birthday!


Alton said...

Lovely pictures of a beautiful family! Happy 21st to sweet Bethany! Love to all, Freida

Beverly Varnado said...

Thanks so much, Freida!! Love coming right back to you!

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