Annie thrilled me with a tea party today for just her and me. We had a delightful conversation—she asked me about my interests: “What do you like to do, Mom?” I replied, “My favorite things to do are read books, write books, pray and exercise.” We then launched into a discussion of her recent reads…Anne of Green Gables, Heidi, On the Banks of Plum Creek. We then discussed her interest in playing the violin. We decided that she could take guitar for one more year and then transition to violin. We enjoyed tea, a gift she had for me (a little necklace), and Advent candles. All in all, Annie is a DELIGHT.