Ana finished her AP exams this week, thank heavens. She slept for twelve hours last night and still could hardly move. Each day, we see her stepping into herself more fully, becoming aware of where she wants to go and who she wishes to be. She joined us in deepening on the Ridvan message at a meeting held by the Auxilary Board Members, and we are so impressed by the depth of her perception, her thoughtful consideration, her enthusiasm, and her immediate desire to translate all she learns into action and service.
This boy has discovered dragons, especially the Dragonkeeper trilogy by Carole Wilkinson. A world of magic he never wants to leave. He walked to the university with me this afternoon, so he could point out a killdeer nest he had found, and built mathematical models at the art exihibit at the library while he waited for me to print 300 pages. I find myslef savoring every moment I get to spend like this with him.
I found Bella climbing a tree in her party dress, settling into a nest of moss she had built. This one has always been herself, in every way, at all times. What a gift. Her junior youth group animators report how courageous and strong, humorous and patient she is. Sometimes I have the same urge to smoosh her right up that I did when she was two. Except she is as tall as I am now.
Others joining the 52 project can be found here.