The next few weeks I plan to honor my amazing granddaughter, Kaeli. She will be graduating from high school in less than a month, so each week I’m going to focus on this young woman and share how much she means to our family.
Kaeli was a precocious child – like her mother. She was born with a full head of dark brown hair, perfectly formed by God Himself, with divine design. Personality began to ooze out of her in those earliest years. She had no fear, was tough on the outside, but had an interior that was incredibly soft. She still possesses those attributes. She has a strong will, which will help her to face the world and hopefully continue to make the right choices in her life.
At the age of three she made her debut on the stage in one of Grandma Kathy’s plays. She continued on that path throughout her life. The experience nurtured he ability to solve problems, work with others, and communicate confidently. In her high school years she continued a path in theatre by performing as a mentor with special needs kids. That led her to be compassionate, patient and giving of her time and talent. Through those years she developed a calling to perhaps pursue special education as a career. Of course there are other thoughts for the future, but she has some goals to ponder.
Kaeli became a child of God when she was baptized as an infant and confirmed in her faith a few years ago. She loves being with little ones, caring for them and teaching them. As you can tell, I’m extremely proud of her. When your grandchildren turn into teen agers, they don’t seem to need their grandparents as much as they once did, but Kaeli still maintains a great relationship with us and her paternal grandmother. Being an only child, she learned early to play by herself, create by herself, make decisions by herself and that independence will give her strength to face the future with confidence.
A new path awaits as she will enter college this fall. Adventures that she never dreamed of will happen. She will again be faced with choices, but we pray that she will never forget that God is at her side through all her life challenges. We love you, Kaeli. The fun is just about to start.
“The flowers appear on the earth, the time of singing has come, and the voice of the turtledove
is heard in our land,” Song of Solomon 2:12