love her- she keeps her eye on you.
Above all and before all, do this: Get Wisdom.
Write this at the top of your list: Get Understanding.
Throw your arms around her- believe me, you won't regret it.
never let her go- she'll make your life glorious.
she'll garland your life with grace.
she'll festoon your days with beauty."
proverbs 4:6-9 The Message
a few weeks ago in wichita falls, we were playing at the park when all of the 1st graders came walking down from fain elementary. it was testing week and rather than sit inside and be quiet, they got to come play at the park all afternoon. my kids were in heaven... all those big kids, their two biggest 7 year old cousins AND all their friends.
there were hundreds of kids there doing hundreds of different things. playing frisbee, throwing the football, swinging and standing in an orderly line for their turn at the swing. sliding down a very tall old metal slide. and then there was this group of girls that built sand castles and then adorned them with beauty. they hunted for dandelions and perched them on the top of their castles. they climbed trees and picked pinecones to make their creation a little more creative. they used ordinary sticks and grass and in the most unordinary way. it was beautiful. the castles were amazing and their creative little hearts were breath-taking.