I love these girls... Anna's friends. Really, I do. Anna struggled with such an extreme case of being shy in elementary school. She often played alone at recess. She wasn't ever sad about it; it just 'was'. I prayed and prayed that God would send a sweet friend into her life at school. Yes, she has the most special friend from church, and another that was in her orphanage in China. But never a school friend. So when she started talking about these girls last year in third grade, I threw a Valentine Friendship Party.
And I just had to do it again this year.
They are oh so sweet and they make Anna happy. I was at the sink 'minding my own business' and praying the whole time, "thank you God for answering this prayer. I thank you for sending these girls into Anna's life. And thank you by the way that they 'just happen to be' Asian." Oh how grateful I am.
They painted heart ornaments and frames.
I took their picture together so that they'd have them for their rooms at home.
We had a tea party with scones,
and these yummy chocolate heart treats. (oh so easy)
It was a wonderful afternoon. I really love this time of year... maybe even more than Christmas!
And more than anything I love this girl!