Sunday, October 12, 2008

Julianna, My Sweet Inquisitor...

My sweetest Julianna, (written for you for your birthday September 27, It has taken me 2 weeks to complete this)
Happy Birthday! I am so glad that God has charged me with your care. You are a precious gift! I love how you are headstrong, compassionate and avid in everything you do. I love you for the way you love. You are beautiful! You are passionate about your brother, you could spend the rest of your life looking out for him and be totally content. You strive for justice and to show mercy to others. You are a great protector of your sisters, you are the first to be a friend when they can't seem to find one and you don't easily take offense when they do find one and no longer need you. You are humble. You are such a great helper and hard worker. And, for being the middle girl in our bunch, you are determined to break the mold. I understand you all too well! Every time I look into those deep bluish-green eyes, I feel as if I am looking into a mirror, only 22 years ago. You drive me nuts only because you can ; ). Nana would have said the same about me when I was a little girl.
You're anxious but willing to exceed any was so hard for you to be brave while I was away from you this past spring, you felt it most deeply. But, the moment you saw your baby brother safe and sound, I knew by the look on you face that you had made peace with it in your soul--it finally made sense. It was such a hard sacrifice for such a little girl, you did it with utmost grace. It was more than I would have chosen for you to bear, I have great faith that God is going to use that experience to grow you and His Kingdom in ways we can't imagine...I can't wait to see miracles unravel because of His refining fire in you.
I pray that the Lord would use your determination and strong-will to conquer the enemy through spiritual warfare and your knowledge of what is good and true. My deepest prayer is that you would would continue to hunger and long deeply for the Word of God.
Just so you remember, this past summer, you begged for your own 'real' Bible. Daddy bought you one, you cherish it, you feast on it daily--you won't go to bed until Daddy has read with you, I love that! It has called me on, BIG TIME. Julianna, I pray to be just like you when I grow up! I love you with all my heart! I could never be who I am if you weren't here. You are the best 7 year old in the whole world! I am the luckiest Mom in the world! God loves me too much to have blessed me with you.
I love you chicken lips!


Mary@notbefore7 said...

Oh what a treasure for her to have!