Today my second daughter and our fourth-born turns 14. Happy Birthday, Elsie Katherine!
Elsie was Theresa’s second c-section, born following a year where we lost our first to miscarriage and the year my grandmother, Elsie Neva Klingan Sorensen died. Obviously, Elsie was named for her great-grandmother. Elsie is our first child born in Illinois and the last child born in a hospital until EJ.
Elsie was our first brown-eyed child, and is a beautiful girl who God graces us with daily. She has a tender heart, and a love for music. She’s learned some flute, and excels at the piano, and will soon be learning the violin.
She loves the Piano Guys, 2 cellos and Lindsey Sterling. She’ll play and sing pop music and classical, and I’m trying to get her excited about playing the blues.
Elsie has been a joy for the past 14 years here. I am honored to be her father, and to watch her grow in grace and beauty. I love to hear her sing and play the piano, and I look forward to seeing what God will do with and through her in the days ahead.
Happy birthday, brown-eyed girl. I love you very much.