I remember that special day when my first daughter was born. Ken was in school at Tulsa University. I had been to the doctor who said he was going to 'stir up things' He sent me home to pack my bag and go to the hospital. I called Ken to come get me. Our new Salad Master Pots and Pans were delivered while packing my bag (cookwear we still use today.) I think Mary Hotson watched Kevin, our 13 month old son. And April joined our world later that day -- a little bundle of perfection and sweetness. Here is newborn April with her Daddy, 1963.
Healing came with her arrival -- healing from the fear of having a baby with many challenges. April was always a happy child. She loved life and her family. She loved her brother. They grew up very close. Here she is in kindergarten, 1968.
School was a special time for April for here is where she developed her appreciation and love for teaching which continues until this day.
April has had her share of disappointments and frustrations in life...but she is a survivor and she never gives up when the challenges pile up.
An excellent wife, who can find? For her worth is far above jewels. The heart of her husband trusts in her, and he will have no lack of gain She does him good and not evil all the days of her life.
She looks for wool and flax and works with her hands in delight She is like merchant ships; she brings her food from afar. She rises also while it is still night and gives food to her household and portions to her maidens.
She girds herself with strength and makes her arms strong. She senses that her gain is good, her lamp does not go out at night. She stretches out her hand to the distaff and her hands grasp the spindle. She extends her hand to the poor, and she stretches out her hands to the needy.
Strength and dignity are her clothing, and she smiles at the future.
She opens her mouth in wisdom and the teaching of kindness in on her tongue.
Many daughters have done noble, but you excel them all.
Charm is deceitful and beauty is vain
But a woman who fears the LORD, she shall be praised
Give her the product of her hands, and let her works praise her in the gates.
She looks well to the ways of her household and does not eat the bread of idleness. Her children rise up and bless her, her husband also, and he praises her saying. http://proverbs31woman.com/
Praise God for my eldest daughter, April. A woman of God and a blessing to those who cross her path.
God fearing, honored, praiseworthy, manages her home, wise, industrious, compassionate, generous, diligent, good steward, works joyfully, kind, trustworthy who could ask for more!