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My girl…

Today…is the LAST day…

that she’ll ever be 5.

Oh my heart.

I’ll wake up in the morning…and she’ll be 6!

I had to get the camera out before bed-time and document the last few moments of her being 5. Grieving this a bit over here;)…how I love my baby girl!

And she’s upstairs…asleep right now…in momma’s bed:). I’m holding on tightly to the last few moments of her being 5 if you can’t tell:) And so is he…

My precious Lou…one day you will read this. And I couldn’t be more thankful for the heart you have. It’s BEAUTIFUL!! You insisted on inviting your friends over this weekend for a PRAISE GOD party! You asked that you and Jesus be on the cake dancing together in the middle…with your 10 best friends dancing all around worshiping God with you. I love that you want your special day to be about HIM–your heavenly Father. You have been writing worship songs to share with your friends. My favorite one is: “I will worship you Lord! I will worship you! I will worship you Lord with all of my heart! And all of my good!” When I asked you what that meant–you said, “Mommy, that means I will worship the Lord with everything I have–and everything good inside of me!” Could a mommy be any prouder of her 5 year old…soon to be 6 year old little girl???

Indeed, our Father has done a great work in you princess. You are STILL refusing to sleep in your princess room waiting to share it with a little one that needs a family. Every morning you help me get Isaac out of his bed and you are the first to fix your little brothers breakfast! They ask you for cereal bars–and you put them on a little plate for them EVERY morning! I love to watch you teach them to share–and you talk to them just like your momma does…with a squeaky voice and you smother them with hugs…you are going to be an amazing mommy one day!!! You desire to do what is right. You think of others. And your tender heart…oh my! You and Parker just got birds last week. When Parker’s bird “Wing” pecked your bird “Lily”, your eyes filled with tears and you asked if she was hurt. I walked away and heard you consoling her. And when we talked this through at night–you cried…concerning about Lily’s well being and future:). You are precious! When I asked you the other day what you wanted to be when you grow up–you said, “A princess of course!” Well, lemme tell you this. You, my daughter, you already are a princess. Your heart, your actions and your spirit reveal the fruits of the Spirit…indeed, you are the daughter of the King of kings!!! I couldn’t be more proud to be your mommy! Happy birthday my precious angel!

And here are the GIRLS this morning! My dear friend Laura McB and I took our princesses to the Nutcracker this morning! We tried for a girls picture before taking off…but those babies popped right in! (Can you find Frankie baby??)

The old Hannah’s Hope crib mates had to ham it up before we left…they have had a special bond since before they came home!


Tomorrow is a big day in our house! I just can’t believe my little girl is going to be 6 when I wake up. I better go to sleep now…so I can stare at her and then drift on with thankfulness! I was made to be a mommy–and I am so blessed that I get to be hers!!! Happy birthday to Lou-bear!

Hope y’all have a wonderful FIRST day of DECEMBER!!!

Lara - November 30, 2011 - 11:08 pm

There really is nothing like a daughter, is there? They especially stand out in the midst of a gaggle of brothers, don’t they? My little Ellie has me wrapped around her finger. I pray God gives me another girl someday!

Joy Portis - November 30, 2011 - 11:48 pm

Beautiful, just beautiful! You are both so precious! Happy Birthday Princess!

Kim - November 30, 2011 - 11:51 pm

Happy Birthday Laney!
The twins turn six in a few weeks … I know all too well that ache of babies growing up too fast! Love & Blessings, Kim

Amy - December 1, 2011 - 12:11 am

I understand the holding on… My kids look forward to their birthday because momma rocks them, sings songs to them and reads “their” special story. Even my 11 year old son looked forward to his turn a few weeks ago. No matter how big they get, we will continue as long as they let me….

Melissa - December 1, 2011 - 8:17 am

Oh my goodness, you have got me CRYING this morning! My sweet girl is turning 6 in 14 days and I just can’t believe it. I sent her back to school today after being off for Thanksgiving and then 3 sick days and this makes me want to just go snatch her up and bring her back home to me! 😉

Alison - December 1, 2011 - 9:17 am

Oh, that made my cry! Happy Birthday to your precious PRINCESS!!!

Candy - December 1, 2011 - 10:44 am

Oh, that we would always have the heart of a child towards God!

Rory - December 1, 2011 - 5:58 pm

Oh my heart. Do they have to grow up? Happy Birthday sweet Lou-bear.