Wednesday, August 22, 2007

My Precious Tori

Tori and I had a night out tonight and it was FUN!
I don't know if you noticed in the pictures so I will point it out, we dressed alike!
We went to finish up some school supply shopping since tomorrow night is Meet the Teacher night at her new school and she is supposed to bring all of her school supplies.
We then went to Starbucks where Tori requested that we go through the drive thru so that
"we could listen to music and just talk." I absolutely love that!!!
My heart is walking around in this little girl. Oh I love her so much!

Tonight I presented Tori with a very special plate.

We talked about 2Timothy 2:21 that says in the Living Bible,

"If you stay away from sin you will be like one of the dishes made of purest gold

- the very best in the house-

so that Christ himself can use you for his highest purposes."

I knew that Tori would not be really excited about a gold plate but I was right that she would be excited about a special cowgirl plate! We talked about running away from anything that gives us bad thoughts and staying close to anything that makes you want to do right.

2 Timothy 2:22 says to "Have faith and love, and enjoy the companionship of those who love the Lord and have pure hearts."

Tori and I have been praying daily for over a year about her third grade school experience. We know the Lord is in the details and that he has selected her teacher that she will meet tomorrow night. We know that she will make special friends and that she will be a special friend to someone who is needing one.

School starts Monday. We are gearing up for this day in a BIG way.

Thank you for your prayers for every member of our family as we transition into American life. There is nothing easy about it.


Brooks Inc. said...

The pictures of you girls are absolutly beautiful...I love the outfits, the smiles, and the hearts behind them....

Your words brought tears to my eyes...I loved the cowgirl plate. I love the kind of mom you are Kelly.

I, too, am praying about tonight, about Monday, about it all.

Sure love you Vaughns!

Cheryl said...

Precious Tori, indeed! And Precious Mom! We started school this week too. We will pray for Tori specifically during our morning prayer time in our school. Blessings, Tori, and may God fill your heart with courage and confidence in His presence which accompanies you EVERYWHERE!!!

Murray & Jaime said...

Can I come sit at your feet and learn from you??? Oh, how I wish I lived closer to you. I love the way you've raised your children and would love to learn from you and Randy!

Thanks for sharing this precious memory!

The pics are TOO CUTE!! I love them!

Kendra said...

I'm so glad you sweet girls had such a special night together . . .Monday will be GREAT!! God is so good .
love you

mindy tyndall said...

What a special time for you and Tori. I know it's late and you probably won't get to tell her this for me before she goes to school, but I am praying specifically for her tonight and tomorrow that her day will be blessed and that she will bless others...I know she will!
Blessings to you, too, as you wait for her to come home and share her day!

Jacinda said...

I have been reading your blog for awhile now and really liked this post. I love the scriptures you chose to share with your daughter. I will share these with my daughter as well. She started 2nd grade last week so she is near the age of Tori.

I will pray that Tori has a great 3rd grade year!

Kristen said...

I have so much to learn. You are such a good mom. The pictures are beautiful!!! You are beautiful!

Catherine said...

You both look fabulous!! I hope Tori has such a blessed first day of school today!! I am so thankful to have wonderful people like ya'll in my life!! And what sweet versus to encourage your daughter as she begins a new exciting chapter in life!