"I consider my life worth nothing to me, if only I may finish the race and complete the task the Lord Jesus has given me - the task of testifying to the gospel of God's grace." Acts 20:24

To Tell of His Grace

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Sissy's Birthday :)

Sissy is 12!!!!!

Happy Birthday sweet-girl! We love you!!! You are such a JOY to have as a daughter :)  You are always filled with Jesus' joy...always laughing and full of fun energy! It really is hard to believe that it was 12 years ago that you were born ~ it truly seems like just yesterday that we were in the hospital with you. You were born in the evening and I have such a sweet picture of you and Daddy that next morning - your first morning :) You were such a peaceful and sweet baby.

We had more of a Birthday weekend for you since today was also ORPHAN SUNDAY at church ;)  Yesterday we went to the tailgate for the football game and then to In and Out for dinner and opened your gifts from our family. You got some Ugg boots from us and a cute outfit from the boys ;)  From Nana and Papa and Uncle Dave and Auntie Tera you got gift certificates to the pet store to get a fish tank and some fish - wahoo! This morning Koslon helped Daddy make waffles for breakfast and we headed off to church and this afternoon Auntie Julie took you to go shopping for a couple of new, cute shirts :) Then we had your family party at Nana and Papas - a FUN B'day weekend!

Our sweet 12 year old!

Opening your gift from the boys

The boys made you a sweet card

Grandpa got you a special gift - a music box that was Grandma's favorite. It plays Happy Birthday and was from one of her very best friends! He misses Grandma so much everyday and I know it meant a lot to him as he was able to pass something so special on - what a sweet and thoughtful Grandpa!!!

Working on the treats for your classroom

Yummy Pumpkin Cookies ;) Your favorite!!!

SO.... we named about 25 things that we LOVE about you...but here are 12:

1. You are an ENCOURAGER - always building others up and "cheering us on"
2. You are PLAYFUL and FUN
3. JESUS SHINES in you as you love and FOLLOW Him!
4. You have such a GIFT of working/playing with/helping young children - they all love you!!!
5. You are a SERVANT- ALWAYS willing to help even without being asked ;)
6. You are very THOUGHTFUL and THANKFUL
7. HONESTY is ingrained in you
8. You are FULL of ENERGY
10. You are HOSPITABLE - you love to bake, decorate for parties and welcome others into our home
11. You have great JOY - non-stop JOY!!!
12. HELPFUL - "when your sad she'll come and help"

We love you sweet Sissy!

Dear Jesus, please cover Sis with Your Love. Fill her with Your Spirit ~ she is Yours and we ask You to guide her and strengthen her so that she may follow You well all the days of her life. Please go before her and behind her. May You be her Best Friend ~ her Everything! Thank You for blessing us with her as a daughter. Help us to parent her with Your wisdom and love. In Your Holy Name, Amen!

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