I can’t believe how much the girls have grown. I’m so proud of each of them. Girls’ Club is, oh my gosh, such a treat.
I am honored to be apart of so many little girls’ lives. I pray every club night that they will experience something that will impact their future.
I’m not sure if it happens that quickly. But maybe over time. I know for me, I know it’s a gift to see them grow. To see, me grow.
Some of these girls, come in pretty little. They need help with the scissors. They need a lot of direction. They need help with the glue …oh my gosh the glue! Who doesn’t need help with the hot glue?
But little girls who have started a year ago, who couldn’t stay focused on finishing a craft, or sit still long enough to watch the short video, or remain quiet so others could, are still excited about coming.
They keep coming back! And now I watch these little girls turn into amazing young ladies. Ladies with a purpose.
Yes, some only come for the fellowship. Some are still bossy. Some still don’t get why we do, what we do. And I’m sad to say my daughter could fit into any one of these categories.
But others grow. Others sit down and do work. Others get it. Even if they don’t know they do.
Last Friday, our girls’ main event was making scarves for the homeless. A beautiful friend of mine donated fleece blankets to turn into warm scarves.
Each girl was given the chance to make one for them self and then the rest for someone else. May I say, they did a spectacular job in doing so!
However, out of seven little girls, there were two who pumped these out like nobody’s business. Even with the other girls running around singing, and dancing, and having fun, these two stayed focused.
Now I don’t know if it was because they enjoyed the craft or they could sympathize with who these scarves were going to, but these are the little girls who made my heart swell.
And these were the same little girls who struggled so much a year ago. They stuck it out and look how far they’ve come!
Now, I don’t want to knock the girls who found more joy in playing. I know they are maturing as well. We have girls as young as six and as old as ten, and yet they are still able to find things to play that they all have fun doing. That shows something.
But wait until you see….
These are what two little girls did for someone else! They are seven, AND THEY GET IT!
I’m so proud of them. I’m so proud of them all. I can’t wait to see what the new year has waiting for us.
If this is how it starts…it’s gonna be pretty amazing !