Up until this week, the invitation had never extended beyond family. Except of course, to Casey, Michelle's kid..... when she's older, who for all intents and purposes, is family.
An unspoken rule has been broken.
A line crossed.
A boundary breached.
Y'all, we have a gate-crasher.
You may recognize this pretty face from her mother's blog. It's Darling Daughter from over at Not A Significant Source! And no, no one in her family has married anyone in my family, thereby making her my niece or whatever. I just threw caution to the wind! We let an outsider in! *gasp*
We realized a while back that Significant Source and I are from the same place, even went to high school together. SS and DD still live there with my nieces and nephew. While I live here. Got that? Good. So, DD and my niece Brianna, struck up a friendship. And, of course, she wanted her friend to have the same fun experience that she has! Of course!
And, if I'm being honest....who doesn't want an extra helpful teenager around? One that loves kids and is loads of fun! And, coincidentally, LOVES THE DUGGARS too! I could not go wrong letting this one in!
But, don't go getting your hopes up. I don't think her mom will share her anymore! As a matter of fact, I'm pretty positive she won't. She's missing this girl too much!
So maybe you could wander on over there and leave her a comment to let her know that it will be okay. She's got her prayer meeting going on today and if you need prayer for anything, leave that in the comments too. Maybe it will keep her mind off the fact that her only girl is here and not there. You know, give her something to focus on. I'm just sayin'!