Sarah has a best friend named Chloey. Chloey is this tiny cute little thing. They became best friends last year because they both walk so slowly. Chloey is slow because her little legs just won't go any faster. Sarah is slow because she must touch and examine every single thing she comes across. These two are inseparable at school.
Sarah is meticulous about her appearance, brushing and styling her own hair, choosing her own clothes and shoes, and changing those at least once every day. My wonderful siblings and parents think it's hysterical that she's such a girlie girl and I am so not. But God uses everything to draw us closer to Him. And trust me, I've prayed a bunch about this little firecracker.
Let me share a quick story that gives a glimpse into her personality. At school they had been learning about the story of the little boy who gave Jesus the little lunch that he had and Jesus fed thousands with it. They had talked about sharing what they had with others. So one Wednesday night as we got ready to leave for church, Sarah tore into her bedroom in search of a particular baby doll. She knew exactly which one she was looking for. When she found it, she told me that God had given her that doll to play with but now it was time for her to give it to someone else. It simply wasn't hers anymore. She said she wanted to take it to church for her classroom there. I told her that that was super sweet and that I was really proud of her for wanting to share her things and that God was very proud of her too. Then I pointed out that the baby doll was naked. She looked me right in the eye and said, "I don't want to give my clothes." That's my Sarah.