Sunday, December 28, 2008

A Tribute to Three Great Girls

Kathryn 18, Michelle 15, Kristen 21
I wanted to take a minute and pay tribute to my three youngest daughters—Kristen, Kathryn and Michelle, who, despite their age, still let me dress them alike. :-)

But mostly I wanted to express my gratitude to them for their help this past week. Kristen flew home from BYU the night before I left for Colorado. Since then, she and her two younger sisters have had to clean the house from top to bottom, make treats for the neighborhood FHE/Treat Exchange, finish delivering gifts to friends and neighbors, finish the Christmas shopping, wrap the gifts, and put on the annual Christmas Eve party at our house—which included purchasing and preparing all the food, plus providing and arranging for the entertainment.

And they did it all beautifully and without complaint! Oh, how I love them!

We did have to laugh at a comment my husband made though. The night before I returned he told them that since Mom was coming home they needed to prepare themselves for change. No longer would they get to lounge around as free spirits, but instead I would be putting them to work. Kristen pointed out that he was the only one who had been taking it easy, the rest of them had been working harder than they ever had during any “vacation”.

And what a great job they did! I love you all so very much! Thank you for all the joy you have brought to my journey!

7 comments:

Heidi Ashworth said...

Wow, three YOUNGEST daughters--I'm so jealous. I just have one. I grew up in a fam of 7 girls so I miss all the feminine company. Your girls are gorgeous, inside and out.

Joy For Your Journey said...

Thanks. They are great girls. But how fun for you to have six sisters! I have four and one of my favorite memories is when all five of us stood in my brother's wedding line. We had such a fun time!

Marilyn said...

Hi! Thanks for your comments on my blog-It's fun to see some more AZ bloggers that are (ahem) closer to my age!! Your grandbaby is so precious and I hope that you ended up getting more sleep.

Dave and Camille said...

Ah... you are too cute mom :) I have to admit that I'm pretty jealous that I don't have matching pj's as well... oh well, I will have to survive! :) I'm glad to have such wonderful sisters as well!

Emma T said...

What darling girls! I hope mine grow up to be that dependable!

Aunty Em said...

How sweet! You truly are blessed.

Donise Price said...

One Christmas, about the first week of December, I got pneumonia and was down in bed the whole season. Our kids were in their teens at the time and just took over. It was comforting to lie in bed and hear our family going on with life. There were happy sounds coming down the hall and it made me happy in my heart.