For giggly girls at a slumber party.

We Give Thanks To The Lord.

For the innocents of young age, before boobs and boys, before objectivity.

We Give Thanks To The Lord.

For the opportunity to dance without judgement, where ‘girly’ can mean whatever they want.

We Give Thanks To The Lord.

Where no boys allowed is honored and sparkles run freely.

We Give Thanks To The Lord.

God, I give you thanks for this day. For the opportunity I have to honor my daughter and freely celebrate her unique gifts and love. Thank you for friends who help me, not just with a party, but as adopted mothers, for her friends who adore her and she, them. For a partner who entertains whinny brothers who cannot attend the dancing and brings me flowers to honor the day that I worked hard not just to throw a party but honor the day my life changed forever. None if this is possible without you, O Lord. With a grateful heart, Amen.

The Reverend Shannon Meacham is the mother of two exhausting children Maggie and Gus, and she currently serves Ashland Presbyterian Church in the safest part of Baltimore, the suburbs. You can find her musings about any and all subjects on her personal blog pulpitshenanigans.com.

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