When our family gathered around the table last night to celebrate Flynn Grace turning eleven, we spoke of the same thing. Flynn is a blessing to us all. She is so easygoing, so agreeable, so laidback, and so dang fun. We shared memories and laughs and ate venison and homemade macaroni and cheese because that is her favorite meal.
And then we watched as she opened gifts chosen so carefully and thoughtfully by each of her siblings and significant other, and she was so thankful. And happy. And humble. But the presents were not the real gifts. The gifts came after when I watched Chris help her tune and adjust her new guitar. And when she wore the brand new jersey from Nicolas and enjoyed the amazing cake that Peyton made. She showed off her newly pierced ears, from a special day she spent with Madison. And talked and laughed with Rhett and Kyrstin all night long.
Flynn is a gift to all of us. She loves movies, milk, One Direction, hoodies, and sweats, sleeping late, playing video games, swinging by the lake, listening to music, and "chilling" with her mom. She brings joy to our home and keeps us all young. We are all so thankful for the gift of our Flynn Grace.
Happy Birthday, my baby.