Look at how long Audrey's toes are. Crazy! She's growing up so fast.
And while I often feel like I need a support group of other moms of 11-year-old girls to help keep me from losing my mind, I'm so proud of her, so amazed at the girl she's growing up to be.
(Notice I didn't say "young woman"--I am not quite ready to go that far.)
She's sound asleep still this morning, snuggled up with a friend who is spending the night. Sleepovers are typically taboo in our house, but Audrey's friend is struggling and they needed some time together, some special time to whisper and feel privileged, and be little girls in the midst of dealing with some hard things even for grown ups to navigate.
Audrey is showing care and concern and compassion. She's being a good friend, focused on her friend's needs and cares and putting her friend first. She's learning to be an encourager, the value of a note put in the mail even when you'll see her face to face after school, the blessing of being a listening ear.And she's even doing it all without excluding Emma. Wonders never cease...