Out of the Mouth of Babes

by - September 23, 2010

You know those emails that circulate round and round and never stop? Well, my youngest daughter loves them. She sends them to her entire contact list and eagerly awaits her  responses.

Yesterday she sent one out that asks lots of questions about yourself, and one of her answers just knocked me off my desk chair, because it is true: pride goes before the fall. I thought I'd share it with all (two) of you, since it was quite profound and from the heart of a little girl.

The Question:

"What do you think a best friend should be?"

: : :

The Amazing, Eleven-Year-Old-Girl Answer:

"Christian, trustworthy, funny, knows when to laugh, when to change the subject, and when to just listen. Knows when I'm having a bad day (and how to handle me on them), confidential, crazy(in a good way) and doesn't back down from a challenge. offers good advice." 

Dear Lord,

Make me a best friend, I pray.


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  1. what a wise 11 year old. that apple didn't
    fall far from its tree!

  2. Mercy! Such wisdom at such a tender age. My Mother always told me if I died and could count my friends on one hand, I was a blessed woman. You know, those friends like your daughter describes.
    Dawn, ever I am grateful for your visits to Thistle Cove Farm. Especially your last visit and encouraging comment. Too often I think who would want to read about my simple life? Dave and I weren't blessed with children, married too late for that, and our lives are so different from every one of our friends and most of our family. My brother has no children and lives on a farm but he's the only one, other than us. Some days I feel like we're living on another planet -smile-.
    God's blessings on you, Dawn, and yours and the work of your hands and heart.

  3. Good understanding at such a young age! I want to be her when I grow up.

    Thanks for stopping by and for leaving your kind words of comfort. It means a great deal to me!

    Blessed Sabbath rest to you and yours.


  4. good morning, dawn!

    last night i was reading through the psalms
    and came to your name . . .

    "He will make your righteousness shine like
    the DAWN" psalms 37:6

    it made me happy.



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