If you spend enough time with our family you will soon realize Anjelia is facing an uphill battle if she is ever going to grow up.
Being the youngest of four Anjelia has the distinct role of remaining the baby of the family. In fact, for the longest time her nickname around the house was actually “Baby”. We used that nickname so much that many of our other daughter’s friends starting calling her “Baby” as well. It never bothered her. She truly enjoys being the queen of play at our house.
She is a “yard ape” in every sense of the term. She spends more time outside than anyone else in the house. It’s a lot of fun to just watch her through the windows in the house as she runs around the yard pretending. Her closest sister is Elaina and they play together quite a bit. They also share a room, and at eight years old she still sleeps with Elaina most nights. Sometimes Elaina needs a little bit of space and we put Anjelia in her own bed. The next morning Anjelia is back in bed with Elaina.
I think Anjelia (and others like her) represent the atmosphere of heaven more than the rest of us realize. She is always having a good time. She loves interaction with others. She’s constantly trying to get the other members in our family to have fun and forget our troubles. She loves life and is always looking for an opportunity to celebrate anything and everything. She is a continuous source of energy and enthusiasm.
If only the rest of us could throw our cares to the wind as easily as Anjelia does.
Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.”