5 Things I Love About My First Born ~ Listable Life

My first born is getting ready to go to junior high.  I think she’s ready, and I’m confident she’ll be able to handle it.

I’m not ready though.  I’m still in denial.

Grace has so many wonderful qualities, and one of them is the ability to discern right from wrong.  If she continues to make choices that are not harmful to her or those around her, I can only see amazing things for her in her future, and that makes this mama really, really happy and hopeful.  I love so many things about her, but here are my top 5.

5 Things I Love About My First Born:

1. She’s diplomatic ~ She actually cares about peoples feelings and takes this into consideration when answering questions.

2.  She’s got a good heart and is willing to share ~  I can’t count the number of times she’s been asked by her siblings for something that I know I wouldn’t have wanted to share and she did.  For no other reason than to be kind.

3.  She’s a good example ~  it’s not easy being the oldest and she consistently shows her siblings in words and deeds ways that are appropriate to emulate.

4.  She gives her all ~  she’s always given friendships, projects, subjects in school, everything she’s involved in 100%.  She makes me proud.

5.  Family is important to her ~  at an age when it’s common for kids to begin to distance themselves  from their families, she still loves us and turns to us and I can’t tell you how much I love, appreciate and count myself blessed to have a daughter that realizes that the support and love of her family is important.

I heart all of my children, but today I wanted to list 5 things I heart about my first born.  I swear.  I’m going to blink and she’ll be in college.

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About Angie

Angie is a CRAFT dabbling, recipe making, WORD loving, sunshine hording, book DEVOURING, Mama to a lot! She's kind of in love with Instagram right now, so if you want her attention, go find here there. {smiling}


  1. I love this. I think our kids sometimes get lost in the shuffle of one another and their places in our loves. To take time out to emphasize their wonderful traits, independently, is a great idea and Grace sounds like a terrific girl.

  2. Sounds like someone I know is doing a wonderful job as her Momma! Such a wonderful list… 🙂

  3. You have raised an amazing daughter! She has a solid foundation and will, no doubt, be exceptional!

  4. Love this list! Sounds like you’re raising a pretty amazing young lady. Good job mom!

  5. She sounds like such a sweetheart and DON’T BLINK!

  6. AND she’s beautiful!

  7. What great qualities your daughters has. She has an equally wonderful mama. She had to learn it from someone! I can only hope my boys meet a lovely girl like her in college. OMG, we cant blink. That is crazy to think about. 🙂