On April 2, my daughters and I had a surprise hopechest party to celebrate my oldest daughter Rachel's 16th birthday. Sweet 16 already... where has the time gone?!? We had a simply delightful time with the sweetest of friends! We enjoyed a light brunch & some games. The gifts were so wonderful and it was so awesome to see so many beautiful homemade presents, presents that I know Rachel will cherish forever. It was a good experience for all of us, and quite possibly a new tradition.
~ A Hopechest is a Treasure Chest
of Hopes & Dreams ~
My girls and I very much enjoy the tradition of the hopechest and have had a lot of fun over the years collecting items to put into their hopechests. Some of the things in my daughters'
hopechests include such things as : cast iron pans, homemade soap,
dish cloths, tea cups, books on marriage and/or child training,
table cloths, cookbooks, & baby clothes.
I am pleased that my girls are thinking about and preparing for their future, not only by filling a wooden box with small, fairly insignificant earthly items but also by filling their hearts and minds with the Word and other lovely thoughts!
Finally,brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest,
whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely,
whatsoever things are of good report, if there be any virtue,and if there be any praise,
Think on these things.