These are the ramblings of an eclectic and whimsical homeschooling family of eight... a little peek, if you will, inside the daily dawdlings and habits of my active and delightful family seeking to please the Lord in all we do! Hopefully our thoughts, observations, and activities will challenge you, inspire you, tickle you, cheer you, and let you know you are not the only one!

Thursday, March 15, 2007

Happy 17th Birthday, Flibby!

Today is one of those ultra-special days around the Whiskery household!! Our dearest oldest daughter, affectionately known as Flibbertigibbet, turns 17 today! At precisely 3:17pm... just in case you were wondering. What was I doing 17 years ago at this exact moment? I was fully epidural-ed and enjoying a happy labor with Mr. P and my sweet Mom there to witness the historic event... the birth of our first child. We certainly looked as much like babies as our dear Flibby, don't you think? I don't think we'll be mistaken for teenagers when little Noah arrives... in fact, I've been teasing Mr. P. that people in the hospital are going to mistake him for Noah's grandpa! ( Somehow he doesn't find that quite as humorous as I do!)

But, I digress... our dearest first child Flibby is almost all grown up. She's gone from a little baby with a head full of dark hair... to a precocious 9 month old toddling around the house (yes, she was fully walking at 9 months... Flibby has always been advanced for her age) to a cute little two year old that loved to play dress up! She still does but now it's in 50's dresses and vintage aprons. Though it's not dress up anymore because that is her style... and stylish she is!! to a giddy four year old that was always smiling and laughing... and she still is giddy and joyful and happy at 17! What a joy and a delight is our dear Flibby to us!! She's always positive, always content, always serving her family and others, always delighting in being her father's daughter and striving to be a Proverbs 31 woman in all she does.

What does our 17 year old girl do these days? She is a uniquely talented classically trained pianist! She is an avid reader of all books with her very favorites being all things Jane Austen... I must admit, I concur! She is mastering her seamstress skills - and, in fact, sews circles around her poor 'sewing challenged' mother! - her homemaking skills, her childcare skills and all the things that are important for a future keeper of her own home. These are not the things the world esteems. The world tells our young ladies that they should go to college, have a career, date and dabble in promiscuity, dress as though they have no respect for themselves or others, and that 'self' and 'feelings' matter most. Thankfully, our Flibby has embraced the Lord as her Savior and strives to hold in high esteem that which the Lord has laid out in His Word as important. With that her manner, her dress, her attitudes, her actions and her speech all reflect her gentle and quiet spirit and she holds herself in very high esteem as a child of the living God! It's a joy to watch!! If only I had been as spiritually mature at her age!

My sweet Flibby, you are succeeding! Your worth is already far above rubies and you are a blessing and a delight to your father, to me, to your brothers and sisters and all who have the privilege to know you. We couldn't be more proud of the godly young woman you are and we anxiously wait to see what plan the Lord has for you!

Happy 17th Birthday, Flibby!!

"I have no greater joy than to hear that my children walk in truth." III John 1:4


Anonymous Anonymous said...

(In 5-part "harmony")
Happy Birthday to you!
Happy Birthday to you,
Happy Birthday dear Flibby!
Happy Birthday to yoooooouu!

You're growing into such a wonderful young woman! We love you!

12:43 PM  
Blogger Tracy said...

Happy Birthday!! You are such a blessing to those around you. I hope that your new year is wonderful!

The Lambert family!

2:02 PM  
Blogger A Maiden Of Virtue said...

Happy Birthday Flibby!

Have a great day!


3:17 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday, Flibby!! We are sorry that our good wishes are a day late!!

The Blackwell Family

5:45 AM  
Blogger Southern Belle said...

Happy Birthday to you ! Hope you had a terrific birthday filled with lots of love, hugs and kisses from your family. Hope you had a great day!

The Noble's

BTW I thought about you guys yesterday! We went to Target and they had the cutest thing in the Easter Section. They had a Mr. Potato head bucket with Mr. P dressed up as a bunny rabbit! Cute, cute, cute! Sure was a funny bunny, lol!

7:51 AM  

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