Monday, March 22, 2010
Lily Turns One!
As a tradition, I write a letter to my children each time they have a birthday. I then rewrite by hand and put it into their scrapbook.
Dearest Lily Pie,
You are now one years old! This year has been an absolute blur. Even though I have been busy mothering and homeschooling all your brothers and sisters, I have not wasted one precious moment with you. I have enjoyed you thoroughly, my sweet little girl. I have treasured every kiss and nursing session. I'm surprised you are not bald from all the smooches you have received on your cute little head! You have been a joy and delight to us. We have enjoyed watching you accomplish all your "firsts". Your brothers and sisters have been your little cheerleaders! They get so excited when you do something new!
I am so blessed that God gave me another daughter. I honestly didn't think it would happen again. You are the icing on our family cake. You even have blue eyes! Definitely a novelty in our family! I can look at you and see each one of your brothers and sisters in you.
Lily means "innocence, beauty and purity". My prayer is that you would live up to your name as your grow up into adulthood. I pray that you would be pure and innocent, saving all of yourself for the husband that God might give to you. I pray that you would not only be beautiful on the outside, but even more lovely on the inside. I long for you to have a heart that is set on fire for Jesus!
Love Him, my precious one. I can only teach you and show you how, but you, my child, must find your own way eventually. You must make your faith your own one day. I will always be praying that for you.