When Creating Beauty and Loving People Collide

 A party happened at my house last week, (mostly) planned and executed by Adrienne.


She decorated cupcakes.027

And set the table and made name cards, carefully seating all 8 girls around the table in places that they would feel most comfortable knowing that the girls mostly didn’t know each other.


I wish you could have been here this week.  She put on a Valentine’s Day party for 7 of her friends.  She was amazing.  Everyone thinks it’s “good manners” that we taught her, but that has nothing to do with it.  She greeted every girl, brought the girl in, introduced her, made her part of the group, went around and paid attention to each girl during the party, thanked each mom for taking the time to bring their daughter and thanked the girls for coming as each left.  None of that was coached by me.  That little girl loves people and it shows.  She was the perfect little hostess, so involved, so sweet and loving toward her guests, so concerned that everyone was having a good time.  (most of the girls there only knew Adrienne, not each other) She planned and prepared and executed most of that party and the parts she didn’t, she thanked me over and over for the specific things I’d done to help.
My sweet girl struggles in school, struggles with learning, every day, every assignment.  How I wish there were a class for these creative strengths so that she could shine.  Her creative love for people is inspiring to me.  I learn how to love people by watching her and listening to her interact with people.

022The girls had a great time and Adrienne is already planning her next event.

Laugh. Dance. Learn. Create. Knit.

or whatever you love to do

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11 Responses to When Creating Beauty and Loving People Collide

  1. Kristine says:

    This is so beautiful and amazing. She is gifted with compassion. It has showed up over and over throughout her ten years. Education can’t produce this. And heaven knows that if there is one thing this sad world needs more than anything else, it’s this kind of love and heart for people. She is destined to bring hope to people without it. You are so good at nurturing this. And giving it venues.

  2. Mia says:

    Wow Adrienne I totally wish I could have been there! Love you! ❤ ~ Mia

  3. Ania says:

    Hi this is Ania I wish you a happy birthday I miss you Adrienne have a great week I like you

  4. Love, love this about your beautiful Adrienne. She is obviously a loving girl and I think she has the best mom to see that her creative talents are something that to allow her to shine.

  5. Holli says:

    What a testimony to who God made her! AND to the great mother who is teaching her **by action** to love others…..TREMENDOUSLY as if they’re the most important person around!
    Thanks for sharing, Marie!

  6. Krista says:

    Awww, such great pictures of such a fun day!! You and Adrienne did a fantastic job together. I think Adrienne is the best little “Make Other People Feel Special” person ever. 🙂 She certainly made me feel like an absolute princess. 🙂

  7. Leslie says:

    It was so wonderful and she is so sweet. We were blessed to be part of this. Other little girls have commented on how Adrienne treats them and one girl told me that she is he nicest girl she has ever met.

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