Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Happy Birthday Sweet Pea!

Sweet Pea at 9 months

Eleven years ago today, Sweet Pea came into our lives. 

At breakfast today, we went around the table and shared all the ways that we are blessed by Sweet Pea and how much we love her.  The comments that were mentioned most were:  kind, loving, thoughtful, easy going, quick to forgive, generous, silly and a wonderful friend.

She is all that and so much more.  Her heart is soft and open to God's instructions for her life.  She loves animals.  She has a desire for everyone on this earth to know the love and forgiveness of Jesus.

When our children are born we wonder what their personality will be and who they will become.  They are all so different.  Being born after two older sisters, she surprised us with another completely unique personality that tends to keep us on our toes.  She is not predictable, but in a good way.

She loves to play by herself and has resisted the idea of growing up.  And yet she is very mature and grounded in who she is and who she hopes to become.  She is kind and thoughtful, always writing encouraging notes to me, just when I need them most.  She gave the greatest gift under the tree to her Dad this Christmas.  It was a handmade book titled "The 16 Reasons that I Love My Dad."  Stand-Up Dad got rather misty reading that precious book.

Happy Birthday to our precious Sweet Pea!  Whether you want to or not, you are growing into an absolutely beautiful young lady on the inside and out!
Your Daddy and I adore you and thank God for your life and what you bring to our family!

Sweet Momma

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