Monday, February 16, 2009

My Sweet Michaela


This picture was taken on Valentine's Day =) and shows MJ's new shorter hair cut...which she wanted when she saw Matt trimming up my hair a little. So, Matt cut her hair and it looks GREAT. This is only her 2nd hair cut ever!

Michaela, you are a sweet, sweet girl with so much passion and determination. I am so glad that God has blessed us with you as our first daughter. I can't adequately express how much having you has caused me to seek God more because I love you so much. In having you, I better understand true sacrificial love like our Heavenly Father has for us. In having you, I have a stronger passion to be the best that I can be...for you and my family and my God. In having you, I have had to learn to be more patient, more trusting of God, more giving, and most importantly, more of a praying woman. All of these have helped me and continue to help me to become closer to how God wants me to be. (I still have a lot to learn...trust me =) )

I want you to know that I pray for you every night...both with you when I tuck you in and on my own when you are not with me. I pray a prayer that my Dad always said to me..."May the Lord Bless you and keep you and cause His face to shine upon you." I pray for God's protection on you and for you to come to know God, love Him, and live for Him!

Your new "favor" (how you say favorite) game to play is what you call "Pretend." You play the Mommy and I play the Daughter. You call me "Daughter," which I absolutely love. You say, "My daughter," this and "My daughter," that. Well tonight, you were putting me to bed and I was so touched when you turned off the music to pray for me, your daughter. You prayed, "Dear God, thank you for my daughter. Please protect her. Amen." How I hope you become a woman of prayer as you grow older and how I hope that I set a good example of that for you. I have only recently truly learned how powerful prayer is...may you learn that earlier.

I love you sweet girl.

1 comment:

Mom Mom said...

Dear Michaela, you are just too cute, I am going to have to eat you up. You make me so happy. I love you,
Mom Mom