When Alyssa turned 13, Jameel made her a hope chest for her birthday. So when Hannah's 13th birthday was coming up, I thought it would be impossible to keep her present a secret. In God's providence, though, Hannah thought we had given Alyssa her hope chest for her 14th birthday, so she was totally surprised when she found this waiting for her in her room!
Didn't Jameel do a great job on it? The inside is lined with cedar, and it's just waiting to be filled with things for her to use in her future home. It's a little narrower than Alyssa's hope chest because Hannah's room is so much smaller. It's still big enough to comfortably seat two people, though. Eventually, I will make some cushions to go on it, too.