I love Kinz so much! I have always tried to claim her as a daughter. For years I had a tradition in piano to reward the students' practicing efforts by letting them earn an 8-week treat (a non-creative name wherein if they met their practicing goal for 8 straight weeks, I would take them and a friend out for ice cream). I started the tradition so that I would have an excuse to spend more time with Kinz, and she never disappointed. I don't think she ever missed a week of practicing in 11 years! Sometimes I would get so behind (in those days I was teaching 3 classes at the U and averaged 27 piano students) that I would owe Kinz 3-4 treats...
Kinzie is so gorgeous, inside and out. I hope she knows how talented and accomplished and genuinely good she is. I think the only
Kinz is considerate, compassionate, and quick-witted. She is friendly and a little shy and amazingly talented. She meets the challenges in her life with a good attitude and an "I can do it" spirit.
I love that she told me today that she and her friends are total Mollys. I hope she always stays a Molly Mormon, and I want to be just like her when I grow up!