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Esther Lohr


Esther's namesake in the trilogy, was conceived five years before she was. Thankfully, unbeknownst to me, her parents had always liked the name and chose to give it to their third child, sparing me squeezing in a character so she will not feel left out some day!


Esther 5:3 Then the king said to Esther, ‘What is it, Queen Esther? What do you want? You shall have it. I will give you even up to half of my *kingdom.’

BOLD: My one word summary of this two-year-old person.

If there ever was a child that could live up to Queen Esther, our little blue- eyes-crinkle nose is the one. Strong, determined, mighty and persistent. Silly, comedic, leader and loyal friend.

I missed her rocky entrance into the world by about thirty minutes. She seems to have been born to push the envelope. She keeps folks on their toes, her siblings running for cover, and her parents on their knees. Don’t be swayed by the cherubic face and mesmerizing eyes. There is fire in her belly, great wisdom in her spirit.

I love her strut, her bangs, her very high voice and the twinkle in her eyes. She commands attention by just walking in the room, she wears authority like a badge. It’s just in her, you can see it.

Her words have been held up in the retention pool of her brain, trickling out a few at a time. She’s working hard, occasionally playing mind games with her speech therapist. (hee hee) But soon, the floodgates are going to open. Trickles will meet up at the gate’s entrance, sheer will and determination will be the key.


Swing wide gates, stand back everyone else, for the Queen is on the scene!

The Statue of Liberty will be her muse. With open arms and a broad heart, she will welcome the weary and tired and lead them to freedom. Like a shield she will go before them petitioning the king on their behalf. She will make certain His Kingdom will come and surely that His will- Will be done!


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