A reason to rejoice, Bekah’s birthday!
Oh, one thing I love about having a largish family is that there are SO MANY weeks during the year you get to write a birthday post!! Today, my darling middle-ish child (with 8, we have 2 middle children) Rebekah turns 23.
She was very complacent from birth. She seldom cried, slept through the night at 2 weeks and slept 12 hour at night by 4 weeks. She was always able to play by herself (and her “walking” fingers) and was the first person the older children wanted to see when they awoke.
She grew very intelligent but struggled with seeing things as “too hard” for her. But her younger sister would jump in and do whatever Bekah felt was too hard. She seldom disobeyed simply because it was more work to DISobey than to obey!
Bekah was our only child to have a REAL imaginary friend (when she was 3 1/2). Googey (with the vowel sound like put) but SHE said it was spelled: ABCQQO. And he was her invisible husband – so when she was needing (one of the very few times in her life) a spanking, she reponded that she couldn’t get spanked because she was “too married” and that “married people didn’t get spankings!” Nice try!!!
The years have passed and Bekah grew into a love for reading, writing and music. Now, as a young woman looking to find her place in the world and where God is calling her, I am so delighted with who she is and how God is using her. I thank you, Lord, for allowing this treasure to enrich my life all these years ago.