I've been going through Rachel's schoolwork and admiring how nicely she's growing up. Her handwriting has matured so much this year, as has her sense of the world around her. I'm just so lucky to have her as my daughter!
Here is her essay about why she's "just so lucky":
I am just so lucky because I have 3 siblings to play with and help take care of, and a mom and dad to take care of me and my 3 younger siblings. I am also lucky because my dad works to make money, and that my mom can stay at home and help us with homework and edit Dad's papers, and take care of baby Zoë so Zoë doesn't have to go to day care. I am also so lucky that my dad cooks dinner, so our family can have enough food to eat. I am also lucky that my parents were sealed in the temple so that our family can be together forever. I am also lucky that I could be baptized and given the gift of the Holy Ghost. I am lucky that I have friends and a house to live in and an awesome teacher and a good president right now. (If Donal Trump becomes president, I am going to be so mad!) I am lucky we live in a free country. I am just so lucky!