Wednesday, June 10, 2009

birthday girl!

so hard to believe that our baby turned 1 this past month...time flies!  i truly underestimated the joy i would find in planning and celebrating her big day.  every moment i spent glueing together invitations, planting flowers, baking cupcakes, decorating the front porch, were all precious opportunities to show my deep love for my daughter.  it was a happy day filled with happy memories of a year full of blessings.  

joey and i have made a commitment to take special events in the life of our family and turn them into opportunities for outwardly blessing our children and intentionally breathing specific truths into their lives.  even at this early age it is an amazing experience to purposefully claim the blessings God has promised for our child...and to experience the support and encouragement of family and close friends who understand our deep desire to see her tiny heart led to jesus.  there are so many things about my savior that i want to share with my need to wait...if i start whispering these truths to her now she'll never know life without them...

Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength.  These commandments that I give you today are to be upon your hearts.  Impress them on your children.  Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get careful that you do not forget the Lord, who brought you out of Egypt, out of the land of slavery. (from The Shema - Deuteronomy 6:4-12)