Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Happy 18th Birthday Michaela!

You're so special,
Oh so special.
God gave You to Us!
It's no wonder that we love you so!

Can it be?  18 years?  Frankly, I cannot believe that you are no longer my little two-year-old running around with Steven, hatching up heaven-knows-what plan.  You have grown into a beautiful young lady, thinking of others, loving life, and always wanting to do the next-right-thing.  I'm watching as you strive to serve God and others in the little ways, despite it being the road less traveled.

As you enter into this next phase of life ~ the big world of being an adult ~ always remember that it's okay to still be a child at heart!  Jump off that bridge, sleep outdoors, ride your bike fast, sit on Daddy's lap (it's okay, he can handle being squished), run through the rain, go sledding, race Bonny Blue.  Let all the gifts that we have been given soak into your the very bottom. Continue to ask yourself, what is it you plan to do with this one wild and precious life?  

Sometimes you have felt that you haven't done much that is important.  As Mother Teresa said, "Be faithful in the small things because it is in them your strengths lie."  Who cares what others may think!  And remember what Daddy says, "We don't try, we do!"

I love you today and always...and one more note ~ remember, we are always here for you!


Your first friend at Carroll, Theda, was able to join us.
Annika was so excited to meet a "real German girl." 

Whew ~ 18 candles! 
After your incident at PT, I'm surprised you blew them all out ~:o)

Oh, I see, Joshie helped you!

A dufflebag from Katherine ~

Happy birthday to you!


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