Trinity is one of the only names David has chosen.
We were away for a rare weekend together and David declared that if this baby was a girl she would be named Trinity Tate.
Born the day after a hurricane, little Trin was a happy little muffin from the start. Early on she had to share her mom with another sibling, Courson, and she fared quite well considering!
Trinity has always been ridiculously mature for her age. We often laugh because people will ask Trin questions they are too embarrassed to ask me or her older siblings…thinking they’ve caught a young child off guard.
But Trin has a 30 year old brain trapped inside an 11 year old’s body. So she’s pretty coy when approached and asked questions that she knows are probing about our family.
One of my favorite Trinity characteristics is that she has the incredible ability to boil down an entire discussion to a one sentence refrain. We often joke that we could just have the “Talk to Trin Show” because she has a BS meter that can completely cut through the crud and state just the facts. Trinity is also amazingly able to communicate and seriously good at sincere honesty. She also has a very tender heart and I absolutely break into pieces when she cries…because when she cries, it’s never for drama, for selfish reasons, it’s for something heartfelt and real.
That Trin is a swift cookie for sure!
She wants to be a teacher when she’s grown up– which is fitting since she has taught us all so much already. I can’t wait to see the way God uses Trinity to change the world.
For more about Trinity and the many parenting lessons she’s taught us, read chapter six of my book Please God Don’t Let Me Screw This Up: Hope & Help From a Mom of Fifteen.