Hope is a happy girl. Just when things seem dim and dark, Hope smiles with her warm brown eyes and says something like, “Everything works together for good, for those who love God and are called according to His purpose.” She is sincere and has a way of bringing peace into chaos. Sometimes the baby is crying, the phone is ringing, and the dinner is burning. Hope gets real quiet and busy. She coos to the baby, as Mother answers the phone and turns down the stove.
Hope once encouraged a friend at school about a math test. She reminded her friend that she had no reason to fret, that she knew her numbers, and that she’d done her homework. Hope often says, “You did your best. Let God do the rest.” Hope loves God so much. She shares that with others and they can’t help but be hopeful too.
Hope likes to braid her sisters’ hair and cook. She loves animals and children. Hope is a booster of spirits. She takes care of the family chickens and tends to cuts and scrapes of her little brother. She’ll say, “Jesus loves you and I love you. Everything will be okay.”