Sunday, August 21, 2011

Happy Birthday, Eliana!

You're seven. I'm not sure we're okay with that. But for some reason, I remember myself saying something like that last year... and the year before.

Eliana, you're so beautiful. You're such a gift of a child. You bless our heart with your quiet steadfastness and devotion.

You amaze us with your orderly assurance and poise. And by the fact that you are SO SERIOUS for a just-turned-seven-year-old. Good thing tickles still bring out that giggle in you.

We love how you look out for those who are younger than you, sweetly taking the time to pour out affection and love on the smallest around you...

We love how you regularly remind us of your love for us and your thankfulness to God for those who love you...

We love your creative, artistic soul that loves to bring out the joy in others by drawing them pictures of things they love. We love that God gave you to us.

Every good and perfect gift is from the Lord, and you certainly are a good gift. We love you and pray that you will continue to grow in your love for God and for others... and that you will experience the joy of being blessed by God, who loves you more than you can ever imagine.

Happy, happy birthday, sweet Eliana!

(guest appearances by Monster Toddler and his Trusty Sidekick)


Shazza89101 said...

Wow super cute she's 7. I hope your preparing her for college...just think in 10 short years she will be ready to go!!! Sammybabammy is looking good too, and his trusty sidekick will be 11 in 10 years...the years go by fast!

Sharon said...

I love that she had a wardrobe change in the middle of the celebration :-)

Love to Eliana from Aunt Sharon and the crew!

Joelle said...

Happy Birthday, Eliana! Hope it was just wonderful!

Being 7 was one of the best years of my life, and I hope it is for you too!