In a large house there are articles not only of gold and silver, but also of wood and clay; some are for special purposes and some for common use. Those who cleanse themselves from the latter will be instruments for special purposes, made holy, useful to the Master and prepared to do any good work.
~II Timothy 2: 20-21
Tuesday, January 1, 2013
Dear Miss Esmé,
You are useful.
By your assessment, you are useful for counting and saying sentences. And playing gorillas.
You are useful for making monsters and painting cats.
You are useful for being a baby cheetah in a trampoline cage…
Like the cat, you are useful for body heat when it is cold.
You are useful in my development of stamina and patience and ability to keep going when I’m beyond exhaustion.
You are useful in squeezing every ounce of creativity I have out of me to do things I never imagined doing.
You are useful for hugs and smiles.
You are useful to the Master. An instrument for a special purpose. Uniquely you – you have a purpose that no one else can fulfill.
A new year lies before you. Use it well. Be useful!
I love you, my amazing, beautiful, clever, dilly-dallying, energized, following, grace-filled, hidden, indomitable, Jericho-miracle, kidlet, loved, mirroring, named, one-of-a-kind, poor, quicksilvery, ransomed, snuggling, tough, useful baby girl!
Each birthday, I write a letter to my baby girl. This year, the year of the amazing 5-year-mark, I’ll be working from A to Z.
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