Today we are celebrating
It's been five years since all 7 pounds, 7 ounces of her arrived with a bang. She came out all reddish with lots of dark hair. She's was firey from the start!
Lilla is more full of life, laughter and courage than any other five year old I've ever known. My good friend Carrie always says she's never known anyone like Lilla, and a truer statement has never been said. At her 5th birthday party this weekend she was the only one her age that had no trouble strapping on a vest and brandishing a gun, playing laser tag in a dark room, having the time of her life. The other kids her age were saying "see ya later!", but that's just not Lilla. She goes in haunted houses and laughs at the "monsters". Where she got that from, I've no idea, but I really do love it about her. She always says, "I don't have to be afraid, God is always with me."
And that's my prayer for her today, that He will always be with her. And she, she will always love and follow him. She will know His power, bring glory to His name and know He is really always with her. There is nothing to fear.
Joshua 1:9 Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go.
Happy 5th Birthday Lilla, we love you more than you could know.