Monday, July 18, 2011

Happy Birthday My Sunshine...

Today is your birthday... ten years old.  Happy birthday my ladybug, my sunshine, my love.

Wasn't it just yesterday that you came into the room... into my life... and walked over, turned around, and sat gently in my lap... gripping a cookie in each hand and hesitating to make eye contact?  I can still remember the weight of your tiny little bottom and the smell of your hair.

In our eight years together... we have become entwined as we have walked through many storms and faced many challenges.  You have blown me away with your strength and determination.  You make me laugh, you make me cry, you make me stronger... and you walk me into the throne room before our Father on a daily basis.

Your excitement for your birthday was pure, deep, and long suffering as you have counted the days for months!  I have never seen another child wait for her day with such anticipation.  And oh how you deserve to be celebrated.  Your very life is a living testimony to God's great power and mercy.  To Him be all the glory for everything you are and will become!

I think about our journey to you and am humbled by God's hand guiding us to you... in His time and with His knowledge!  I think about our journey with you and I am filled with thankfulness for the gift you are and for the gift you give us each day.

You are my ladybug and my sunshine...
and I love you with every ounce of my being...
I pray God's hand of protection to cover you...
and for the breath of His spirit to fill you...
and for the love of His Son to transform you.

Happy Birthday my Abby Grace...


  1. Happy Birthday Abby! I woke up yesterday and saw on my calendar that it was her birthday. I'm so glad she had a great day (you captured it well!). Your words for her had me teary eyed. Her birthday truly is something to be celebrated!!
    Glad you're home safe and sound, Dawn. Your trip to Africa sounds life changing. Can't wait to hear more. Love to you all!

  2. Happy Birthday to precious Abby,


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