“I love the way I look,” she declared staring at her new clothes in the mirror before church on Sunday morning.
She insisted the scarf and purse were necessary “accessories” to complete her look. I had obliged and made the shopping trip about her.
“I want you to like the way you look. I want you to feel good about how you look. But, always be careful not to tell everyone how fabulous you think you look. It’s not a good character trait,” I told her.
“Oh, right. It’s kind of like being proud,” she agreed.
“Yes. It says in Corinthians that love is not proud. It is patient, kind, it isn’t jealous, it isn’t proud, and a bunch of other stuff,” she told me.
She gets it! She is learning to apply scripture to everyday life! I couldn’t be more thrilled!
After church was over, her teacher, Mrs. Layna, took a picture of a note Anna wrote to her that day and sent it to me.
So, she may not apply every scripture to her life. Of course, neither does her momma.
She is still the determined, creative, and fun girl God created her to be. She is still Anna Takle.
And, I’m so glad she is.