Friday, July 8, 2011

Happy 3rd Birthday Princess

IMG_00303 years ago today, a princess entered our world, and it’s never been the same. We are amazed at how strong a character Alexa continues to be, and are blessed by the amount of laughter and smiles she brings into our home.

IMG_0032One of our biggest joys and trials, this princess knows what she wants and goes for it.  I thank God every day for the miracle of this sweet, sincere and hard-headed girl. A nurturing spirit, with a tough-as-nails personality, she draws attention wherever she goes.

IMG_0007The word “Cute” is just not enough to describe her. She’s absolutely adorable, and knows it. It’s not uncommon to find her talking-it-up with a stranger, or smiling at anyone who will take the time to smile back.

IMG_0009Articulate, smart and opinionated – she doesn’t like change and she loves control. With her Daddy’s charm and her Mama’s spirit she’s a force to be reckoned with. She’s always watching and listening and looking for a chance to shine.

IMG_0011Dramatic and sincere, with nothing to fear, she loves to be loved and sought after. She’s vulnerable and open, raw in a sense, longing to live in the most real-way.

IMG_0012Challenging yet loving. Hard-headed yet soft-hearted. Brutal yet nurturing. She’s a bundle of personality and joy that we just can’t get enough of.

IMG_0015Alexa,

We pray that you have the happiest 3rd birthday a princes can have and that we will get to share so many more with you. IMG_0017We pray that the Lord will bless you with a heart-for-Him, that you will learn to serve Him and love Him whole-heartedly from a young age. Regardless of what you may face in this life, may you keep your eternal eyes set on Jesus.  IMG_0023We pray that your heart will continue to be softened to the Spirit and that you learn to hear and recognize His voice. May you follow where He lead, even when it’s hard. IMG_0025We pray that you will always find your worth and value in your savior and not in yourself; that you seek the love you so desperately need from Him, your Maker and Sustainer. He is enough. IMG_0028May you use the gifts the Lord has blessed you with for His glory and kingdom. May you use your nurturing, kind spirit for others benefit and not your own. May you give selflessly and wholeheartedly to others to the glory of HIS name. Your ability to worship freely and your love of music is truly a gift from God, we pray that the Lord will continue to grow this appreciation and talent in your life. IMG_0035 We love you to pieces, Princess. We will always love you and will be here for you as long as the Lord allows us. You are such a special, beautiful girl on the inside and out. You have given us far more joy and blessings than we could ever express. Thank you for being you!IMG_0030

Happy Birthday!!  Numbers 6:24-26 “The LORD bless you and keep you; the LORD make his face shine upon you and be gracious to you; the LORD turn his face toward you and give you peace”

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