Last month, my precious Tristyn turned 15. In true Tristyn fashion, she celebrated with a quiet evening with family and a couple of her Bible study friends. She doesn’t like big parties or being the center of attention. She invited her sisters to spend the night along with her friends. It was nice having all 3 of the girls home, which hasn’t happened in years because of their college schedule. Tori and Chad came in town. This was the first birthday Tori has celebrated with Tristyn in 4 years because of her college volleyball schedule. My mama’s heart was filled up to the tip top!
Tristyn is my summer baby. She loves swimming, riding bikes, and being outdoors. Her nose is sprinkled with the perfect amount of freckles, that she now hides with makeup. She is my right hand, my helper. If she says she will get the house ready for a party or a meeting, I don’t doubt her. She does things with excellence. She’s a chatty introvert. She prefers being at home and loves family with all of her heart. She is easy going and doesn’t get upset too often. She is tenderhearted, gentle, funny and has so much wisdom and discernment for a girl of 15.
I think when you are the baby of the family, you will always be the baby in mama’s heart. I handled her turning 14 like a champ, but for some reason 15 sounds so much older. She will be getting her permit to drive soon. She is now talking about college and what she wants to do when she grows up? What? Can we just stop for a second and catch our breath.
I love to look at each age and see what makes my girl’s heart skip a beat. I asked Tristyn for 15 of her favorite things and here are her answers….not in any particular order.
- Toby (okay, she said Toby first!)
- Italian food (then proceeded to name every kind of italian food that fills her heart with joy)
- fashion (I added this because she is a fashion queen)
- nature (she LOVES being outside)
- reading (current favorite book is “To Kill a Mockingbird.”)
- animals (She wants to rescue all strays. Unfortunately, Mark and I are her parents and we don’t have that kind of heart!0 😉
She made her own cake this year! Four layers….and it was absolutely beautiful.
“Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith and in purity.”
1 Timothy 4:12