Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Happy Birthday Celie!

Proverbs 22:4-6

"The reward of humility and the fear of the Lord are riches, honor and life. Thorns and snares are in the way of the perverse; He who guards himself will be far from them. Train up a child in the way he should go, even when he is old he will not depart from it."

Dear Celie,

Two years ago today you came into our lives and completely changed everything we knew as normal. Your arrival into this world was a perfect description of your personality today - all eyes on you!! Mommy and I had it pretty hard your first few days. We were so worried about you, but the Lord was with us and with you and you came home with us after the "standard" time in the hospital.

You are so funny and you're a clown from the moment you wake up until you go to bed. You're also kinda like a lion. You can smell the weak and that's who you go after to get whatever you want. Your Papa seems to always be the young wildebeest in this analogy. You have so much fun with your family and friends both at day care and the church nursery.

There's no way for me to tell you just how much I love you and how much brighter you make every day. Having you has increased my capacity to love. You've even helped me love Mommy more and more everyday. I never want a day to pass that you don't hear me tell you, "I love you."

Mommy and I pray for you everyday too. Our first prayer is that you will come to know and accept Jesus Christ as your savior when you're old enough to understand it. We pray for your health and your protection too. We love you so much.

You are the sweetest little girl I know and you're going to be a great big sister. I'm still learning how to be a good daddy so please be patient with me. I love you more than anything in the entire world. I'm so glad you're mine.

I love you birthday girl!