Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Time Well Spent




Yesterday, I was able to spend several hours with my birthdaughter and friend, Addison. She's getting ready to start her JUNIOR YEAR (how in the world did that happen?) of college, and her birthday is around the corner. So we shopped...clothes, school supplies, dinner. I stepped in mud, she ran into a rack of clothes, and we laughed...a lot. Oh, and we found the ever elusive light blue folder with pockets and brads!!! Can I get a witness? :-)



This was hands down my most favorite visit with Addi. She's coming into herself, discovering who God made her to be, and embracing it joyfully. We had wonderful, meaningful conversations about God, church, friendships, life choices...you name it, we talked about it (right Addi, heh heh). I left that night with such a fullness in my heart, and a better sense of what this amazing young woman is all about.



Addi, I do not take our relationship lightly; I know it is a great rarity among birthmoms/daughters. I am grateful for every moment we spend together, perfect or not. And I'm absolutely taken by who you are - a beautiful, precious child of God. I love you! WORD. :-)


10 comments:

Randi said...

Only you would end a message to Addi with WORD. It's so Elizabeth. I'm so happy for you both that you have this relationship - what a blessing.

Amy said...

You are so blessed to have each other! I love witnessing your relationship.

And hey... Did you find the light blue folder. I am dying to know. The suspense is killing me!

Elizabeth said...

We did We did!!!! I shouted hallelujah and jumped up and down! Can't believe I had to drive to Sherman to find it. :-)

Amanda said...

Word to your folder!

So glad you got to spend a special day with Addi. I love that you two have such a unique and loving relationship. What a true blessing.

DeDe said...

I have loved you sharing your growing relationship with Addi over the last six years - what a blessing you are to each other and what an amazing testimony of God's grace!!!

Jenny James said...

I love hearing about Addi! Does she know she has a fan club in Flower Mound? What a neat relationship you both have!

Addison Eaton said...

I have a fan club?? Awesome. :-P


E,
I had fun with you too. We need to do it more often.

Hannah said...

ha, you are so fun! =) i miss you!

so glad ya'll had so much fun together. She is a blessed girl to have you in her life!

One Busy Mom said...

I have one word for you....twins.

Addison Eaton said...

geeze. update. :)