Thursday, September 21, 2006
Seventeen years ago this morning your five older brothers and sisters were all piled on Dad and Mom's bed looking at your precious little face for the first time. You've seen by the home videos how eager we were to hold you and kiss your soft skin. What a delightful new treasure you were to our family!!
But as special as that was, we love you even more today as we've watched you grow from our curly-headed blonde toddler to a sweet young lady. We are grateful for your servant's heart and the countless ways you make our home a more pleasant place -- the orderliness, the special activities with the younger ones, and the quiet evening chats.
We love you, and pray that today and always you will feel the Lord's presence in your life as you continue to grow in Him!