Girl of Fiery Spirit


She inspires me, this girl of fiery spirit and noble heart. 

At such a young age, she knows her passions and dreams and is happy to put in the work to make them come true. She plans for a life of passions fulfilled, from horse farm to gluten-free bakery to home and family. But before that, a pursuit of knowledge through experience, experience through travel and exploration and hands-on-learning. She is fearless in this, taking on any task head-on. 

Her heart soars as she plays with little ones; as she remembers caring for and riding horses and dreams of doing that again soon; as she sings songs of thanks and praise while whipping up one gluten-free confection or another. Her joy is palpable as she does these things, and it's difficult not to get caught up in joy with her. 

She is sensitive, too. Easily upset by siblings' and others' plights. Always wanting to make things right, fair, and good. 

She is my daughter. She turned eleven today. Eleven. She is becoming such a wonderful, and wonder-filled young woman. 

I rejoice in her becoming, this girl of fiery spirit and noble heart. 

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