I'd like to introduce you officially to three special girls in my life. They are Belen, Jacinta, and Amanda Ceron. My pastor Cristobal and his wife Ale have been probably one of the biggest blessings in my life here in Chile. They have completely taken me into their family and loved me as one of their own. I'm something of a little sister to them, and hence something of an aunt to the girls. I spend whole days with the family and even stay the night sometimes. Of course this leads to every time I go over to their house the girls ask if I am going to spend the night. And when I do, they make my bed in Cris' office, complete with Barbie sheets and all.
Tonight is one of those nights. So in honor of getting to spend time with my favorite little girls, I thought I'd post some pics of our last time together.
Amanda is 2 and absolutely a doll. I can't help but attack her with kisses when I see her.
Last time I stayed with the girls I told them that we were going to have a time silently reading in bed. While they read, I snuck some pictures.
Belen is the oldest. A solid 6 years old. She is sweet and shy and loves art.
Jacinta, who goes by Jachu (pronounced "Ha-chu" is 4 years old. She is loud and fearless and passionate.
They all sat in their beds for a good 40 mins reading books. I was so impressed! Even little Amanda sat in her crib and silently looked at books.
All three girls are so unique and special. And I know that it can be hard to be the pastor's kid. But my prayer for them is that they grow up knowing that God loves them for who He created them to be. Not just the pastor's daughter, but His own special creation.
And I am so excited that I get to see them grow up! I look forward to seeing them get into school, graduate from school, become strong women who love Jesus.
What amazing girls!