Anna will be 7 tomorrow! Her party is today. She has designed her cake and we have decorated the dining room as birthday central for this afternoon . We're excited. And when I saw we I mean just the females of the family. The three boys aren't sure what they're going to do during the party, but they really don't want to be a part of it! HA!
Anna, You are a beautiful girl. Your smile melts my heart, your voice makes me smile. You have such a funny personality. This year we've seen you mature. People are commenting that you aren't as shy as you used to be anymore. There are still times you hide behind my back, but the majority of the time you are out front, smiling, and showing everyone the beautiful girl that God blessed us with. I am praying that this year is another year of growing in maturity and in your love of the Lord. I love you sweetheart!!
David! Is that not the cutest picture?! David is a great student. He strives for perfection in all things. And as you can imagine, is let down quite a bit. But he is learning to handle it really well! We had a time yesterday when it was just the two of us and I told him why we named him David. He had caused me great pain while in the womb while his brother had not. When I was being wheeled to the OR, Stephen asked who was going to be named what. I told him that we were naming the first baby David. David, from the Bible, was known not just for his love of the Lord but also for the trouble he caused. And the first baby to be delivered had certainly caused me some trouble!! But just as David in the Bible had a great love for the Lord, and sought Him earnestly, I believe my David will be the same kind of man. One that loves the Lord and wants what the Lord wants for his life. (Can you wait to come back in 20 years and see how David grew up??? Me either!!)
Daniel! This picture was taken last summer while he still had a cast on his arm. Oh, what a summer we had. Daniel keeps me laughing, his sense of humor is a blessing. He is helpful around the house, and with his siblings. Daniel enjoys being around me, I'm sure he'll grow out of it so I'm making the best of it!!
I always thought I would have two children. I wanted three boys but I thought I would just have two. And God showed out big in our lives and we have four children!! There are days when I want to sit and cry because I'm so tired of being a mother (I'm not the only one, right?!). But then I see their smiles and remember how blessed I am and I thank God that they sleep all night long in their own beds. Which gives me some time to renew and rejuvenate!
Happy Birthday Anna!
Happy Birthday Daniel!
Happy Birthday David!